28 days in Chile Itinerary

28 days in Chile Itinerary

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28 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 45 min
4
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h 45 min
5
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
8
Coyhaique
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
9
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
10
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Santiago

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos and Barrio Bellavista. Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Concha y Toro in Pirque--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago road trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

2
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally examine the collection at La Sebastiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Matetic Vineyard and then do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Matetic Vineyards, Emiliana Organic Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Salar de Tara. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Valparaiso in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rano Raraku and Rano Kau. Ahu Tongariki and Rapa Nui National Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll through Anakena Beach and take in the dramatic natural features at Orongo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa holiday planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer evenings in Hanga Roa when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Castro.

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
day
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Vilupulli, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nercon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Castro trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Hanga Roa to Castro takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Easter Is. Time to Chile Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in February, you will find days in Castro are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chonchi
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Iglesia de Vilupulli ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Regional de Ancud and Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe. Popular historic sites such as Fuerte Ahui and Iglesia de Colo are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ancud: Iglesia San Juan (in Dalcahue) and Isla Aucar (in Quemchi). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ancud vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Ancud are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quemchi, Iglesia San Juan, Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Iglesia San Juan ©
Iglesia San Juan

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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Colonial Aleman and Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Visiting Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Volcan Osorno will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Petrohue and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

Before you visit Puerto Varas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from Ancud to Puerto Varas in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Museo Colonial Aleman, Volcan Osorno
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

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.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coyhaique online trip builder .

Getting from Puerto Varas to Coyhaique by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February in Coyhaique, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve

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.
Cementerio Municipal and British Club will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Expedicion Fitz Roy. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coyhaique in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Punta Arenas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Torres del Paine National Park and Glaciar Amalia. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Madre Roca Patagonia. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, Head underground at Cueva del Milodon, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Punta Arenas in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia

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