26 days in Chile Itinerary

26 days in Chile Itinerary

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26 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Tortel
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Coyhaique
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Tome
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
9
Vina del Mar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Santiago

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Barrio Bellavista. You'll explore and learn at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planning app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

3
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Visiting Cueva del Milodon and Madre Roca Patagonia will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), appreciate the history behind Monumento al viento, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tortel.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico

1
day
Tortel

Tortel ©
Tortel is Chilean commune located at the outflow of the Baker River and Pascua River to the Pacific Ocean. On the 26th (Sat), get great views at Sendero Cerro La Bandera, contemplate the long history of Isla de los Muertos, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Jorge Montt.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tortel day trip planning site .

You can drive from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Tortel in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in January, you will find days in Tortel are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Tortel

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Jorge Montt ©
Glacier Jorge Montt
Isla de los Muertos ©
Isla de los Muertos

1
night
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Catedral de Marmol, then explore the striking landscape at Capillas de Marmol, and then explore the activities along Bayo Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Rio Tranquilo day trip site .

Drive from Tortel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo in 6.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Rio Tranquilo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals

2
nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Get outdoors at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and Carretera Austral. Spend the 29th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Coyhaique National Reserve. It doesn't end there: try your luck at Casino Dreams Coyhaique and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Coyhaique trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Coyhaique in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January in Coyhaique, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carretera Austral
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Carretera Austral ©
Carretera Austral

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.
Visiting Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Coyhaique to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Coyhaique in January, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tome.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
day
Tome

Tome
Tomé is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Cocholgue, enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario El Morro, and then kick back and relax at Playa Coliumo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tome route maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro de Atacama to Tome. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tome, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Tome

Outdoors Parks Beaches

3
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Popular historic sites such as Rano Raraku and Orongo are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Akahanga. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena Beach, stroll through Playa Ovahe, contemplate the long history of Ahu Vinapu, and get impressive views of Rano Kau.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tome to Hanga Roa. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In February, Hanga Roa is a bit warmer than Tome - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

1
night
Vina del Mar

Vina del Mar ©
A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Reñaca, stroll through Playa Caleta Abarca, then admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Luis Cousino, and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Amarilla, then do a tasting at Vina Casas del Bosque, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Yugoslavo.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vina del Mar road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to Vina del Mar in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Is. Time (EAST) to Chile Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa in February, expect Vina del Mar to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Playa Amarilla, Vina Casas del Bosque
Highlights from your plan
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Vina Casas del Bosque ©
Vina Casas del Bosque

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): do a tasting at MontGras, then learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Colchagua Museum, then do a tasting at Vina Santa Cruz, and then examine the collection at Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua.

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Traveling by car from Vina del Mar to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vina del Mar in February: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Lolol
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

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