29 days in Chile Itinerary

29 days in Chile Itinerary

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29 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Puerto Vallarta
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  23​h
1
Iquique
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6​h 30​min
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h
3
Santiago
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Isla Negra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Pucon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
9
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
10
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Puerto Vallarta

1
night
Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
On the 28th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Regional Museum of Iquique, take a stroll through Baquedano Street, then learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, then stroll through Playa Chanavayita, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Iquique travel itinerary planner .

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Iquique is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Iquique, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

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.
Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and boost your wellbeing at Atacama Desert.

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Take a bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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.
La Chascona and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Concha y Toro. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, and take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Isla Negra.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

1
night
Isla Negra

Isla Negra ©
Despite its name, Isla Negra is not an island but a small coastal area of Chile, near the town of El Quisco.
On the 6th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Quebrada de Cordoba, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Paseo de las Artes El Tabo, then see the interesting displays at Isla Negra Museum House, and finally examine the collection at Casa de Isla Negra.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Isla Negra visit planner .

You can drive from Santiago to Isla Negra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Isla Negra, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Isla Negra

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

El Tabo
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada de Cordoba ©
Quebrada de Cordoba
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Paseo de las Artes El Tabo ©
Paseo de las Artes El Tabo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, then do a tasting at Vina Apaltagua, and then do a tasting at Vina Montes. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at MontGras, do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Isla Negra to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Isla Negra, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huerquehue National Park and Los Tres Saltos. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. When in Pucon, make a side trip to see Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo in Villarrica, approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pucon trip planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Pucon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Plaza de Armas de Pucon ©
Plaza de Armas de Pucon

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 outdoors at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Puyehue National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Museo Pablo Fierro. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Colonial Aleman and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Varas online trip maker .

You can drive from Pucon to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Museo Colonial Aleman
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Museo Colonial Aleman ©
Museo Colonial Aleman
Museo Pablo Fierro ©
Museo Pablo Fierro

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Madre Roca Patagonia and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Torres del Paine National Park and Glaciar Amalia. It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online journey maker .

Getting from Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Varas in October, plan for slightly colder days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nao Victoria Museo and Salesian Museum. Palacio Sara Braun and Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez will appeal to museum buffs. Spend a day of island exploring on the 19th (Sat) at Expedicion Fitz Roy. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at British Club, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de Historia Natural Rio Seco, take in the exciting artwork at Casa La Porfia, and explore the galleries of La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Punta Arenas road trip tool .

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, Punta Arenas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Ovahe and Rano Raraku. Visit Ahu Tahai and Ahu Tongariki for their historical value. Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Rano Kau, delve into the distant past at Ahu Akahanga, contemplate the long history of Ahu Vinapu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Punta Arenas, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Hanga Roa, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki

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