26 days in Chile Itinerary

26 days in Chile Itinerary

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26 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
7
Valparaiso
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: London

3
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner .

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Santiago is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo Pablo Fierro and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, and then get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Varas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

2
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Dalcahue, then don't miss a visit to Costanera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon, and finally look for gifts at Aylla Chiloe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Castro tour app .

Traveling by bus from Puerto Varas to Castro takes 3 hours. January in Castro sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dalcahue
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Feria Artesanal Dalcahue ©
Feria Artesanal Dalcahue

2
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.
Step out of Ancud with an excursion to Isla Aucar in Quemchi--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Ancud, head outdoors with Pinguineras, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ancud trip planner .

You can take a bus from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Ancud can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Punta Arenas

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, nature, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, get great views at Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ancud to Punta Arenas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Ancud, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Punta Arenas, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun

3
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.
When in San Pedro de Atacama, make a side trip to see Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, and look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama driving holiday site .

Getting from Punta Arenas to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Punta Arenas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Salar de Atacama
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

5
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo) and Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reñaca, and get into the urban bustle at Quinta Vergara.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, Valparaiso is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Santiago

On the 29th (Wed), take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Valparaiso to Santiago by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

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