28 days in Chile Itinerary

28 days in Chile Itinerary

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28 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h
2
Pucon
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
3
Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Santiago
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Punta Arenas
— Few hours
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
La Serena
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
8
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
9
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Vienna

2
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago planning site.

Vienna, Austria to Santiago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Santiago

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

4
nights
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Step out of Pucon with an excursion to Parroquia San Sebastian in Panguipulli--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, explore the activities along Lake Villarrica, admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga, and identify plant and animal life at Laguna Quillelhue.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pucon trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Pucon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Villarrica, Parroquia San Sebastian
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Lake Villarrica ©
Lake Villarrica

1
night
Santiago

Santiago
To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pucon to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

4
nights
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 the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, and stop by Etnia Patagonia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In März, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

5
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso). See even more of Santiago: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, get a sense of history and politics at La Moneda, browse the different shops at Costanera Center, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santiago online itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, La Sebastiana
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

few
hours
Punta Arenas

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in März, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Monumento Al Ovejero ©
Monumento Al Ovejero

3
nights
La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Serena: Vicuna (Museo Gabriela Mistral de Vicuna & Mamalluca Observatory). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Plaza la Serena.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Serena travel website.

Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to La Serena takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Punta Arenas in März; daily highs in La Serena reach 23°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Vicuna
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas
Jardin del Corazon ©
Jardin del Corazon

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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, and get curious at Museo del Meteorito.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from La Serena in März, plan for a bit warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Museums
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
Santiago

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): walk around Parque Bicentenario, then take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, then browse the exhibits of E.N.D. Espacio Nacional de Diseno, and finally wander the streets of Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Gratitud Nacional, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santiago online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Sky Costanera ©
Sky Costanera
Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts ©

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