25 days in Chile Itinerary

25 days in Chile Itinerary

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25 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: London

4
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Ski Portillo in Portillo--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santiago online trip maker .

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Portillo
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

3
nights
Valparaiso

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valparaiso: Isla Negra (La Nave Imaginaria & Casa de Isla Negra) and Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, look for gifts at AJ Orfebres, take in the architecture and design of Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Isla Negra, Emiliana Organic Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra

3
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
When in Ancud, make a side trip to see Isla Aucar in Quemchi, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, visit a coastal fixture at Faro Corona en Chiloe, look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Lechagua.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ancud trip planning website .

Getting from Valparaiso to Ancud by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valparaiso in January, with highs in Ancud at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isla Aucar, Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

4
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, adventure, historic sites, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Castro route maker app .

Take a bus from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Castro, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, Dalcahue
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Lemuy Island ©
Lemuy Island

3
nights
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Take a break from Puerto Varas with a short trip to Parque Nacional Alerce Andino in Puerto Montt, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, and take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Take a break from San Pedro de Atacama with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama online holiday builder .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Puerto Varas to San Pedro de Atacama in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Varas in January: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Atacama Desert, Salar de Atacama
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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