27 days in Chile Itinerary

27 days in Chile Itinerary

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27 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
3
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Punta Arenas
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Valparaiso
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  19​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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and San Jose de Maipo (Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

San Jose de Maipo, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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.
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, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and explore the activities along Tebinquinche Lake.

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 Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
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): get a taste of life in the country at Fundo Playa Venado 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, and then admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls.

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

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Varas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, expect nights in Puerto Varas to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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, stop by Aylla Chiloe, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Castro route maker app .

Getting from Puerto Varas to Castro by bus takes about 3 hours. January in Castro sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Chiloe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Photography Tours

4
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, identify plant and animal life at Isla Magdalena, get outside with Strait of Magellan, and get great views at Mirador Cerro De La Cruz.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Punta Arenas road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Castro to Punta Arenas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Castro in January, you will find days in Punta Arenas are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You'll set off for Valparaiso on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal

6
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo), Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Costanera (in Vina del Mar). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, make a trip to Plaza Sotomayor, try your luck at Vina del Mar Casino, and kick back and relax at Reñaca.

To find out how to plan a trip to Valparaiso, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Punta Arenas to Valparaiso takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in January, expect Valparaiso to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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