3 days in Isla Chiloe & Puerto Montt Itinerary

3 days in Isla Chiloe & Puerto Montt Itinerary

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3 days in Isla Chiloe & Puerto Montt Itinerary

Start: El Calafate
Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Castro
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Ancud
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Puerto Montt
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: El Calafate

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then admire the striking features of Church of Castro, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Castro attractions planning website .

El Calafate, Argentina to Castro is an approximately 25-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from El Calafate to Castro is minus 1 hour. When traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Castro, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Museums
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Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Museo Municipal de Castro ©
Museo Municipal de Castro

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Ancud

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A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ancud online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Ancud

Historic Sites
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Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud
Fuerte San Antonio ©
Fuerte San Antonio

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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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Montt trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Ancud to Puerto Montt takes 2 hours. January in Puerto Montt sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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