27 days in Chile Itinerary

27 days in Chile Itinerary

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Santiago
— 4 nights
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Puerto Montt
— 5 nights
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Castro
— 4 nights
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Quemchi
— 2 nights
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Ancud
— 4 nights
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Puerto Montt
— 2 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights

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Santiago

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Change things up with a short trip to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

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

Melbourne, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

5
nights
Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Montt: Muelle Frutillar (in Frutillar) and Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales (in Puerto Varas). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Volcan Osorno, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro, view the masterpieces at Galería Bosque Nativo, and don't miss a visit to Sentados Frente al Mar.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Montt travel route planner.

Take a bus from Santiago to Puerto Montt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Montt are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

4
nights
Castro

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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, and head off the coast to Islotes de Punihuil.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Castro trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Puerto Montt to Castro by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Castro are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Quemchi.

Things to do in Castro

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
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Quemchi

Quemchi ©
Quemchi is a Chilean town and commune in Los Lagos Region, located in the eastern shore of Chiloé Island. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Francisco Coloane and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Chaiguen. On the next day, head off the coast to Isla Aucar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Colo, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Mechuque.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Quemchi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Castro to Quemchi takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Quemchi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ancud.

Things to do in Quemchi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Iglesia de Colo ©
Iglesia de Colo
Casa Museo Francisco Coloane ©
Casa Museo Francisco Coloane

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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.
Ancud is known for outdoors, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ancud trip planner.

You can drive from Quemchi to Ancud in 1.5 hours. In September in Ancud, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Fuerte San Antonio ©
Fuerte San Antonio

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Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Alerce Andino and then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Colonizacion Alemana. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Colonial Aleman, enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Puerto Montt.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Montt vacation planner.

You can drive from Ancud to Puerto Montt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino
In Puerto Varas ©
In Puerto Varas
Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

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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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Madre Roca Patagonia, Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, and look for gifts at Krea Noe.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 15 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Montt in September, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Madre Roca Patagonia ©
Madre Roca Patagonia

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