30 days in Chile Itinerary

30 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile route planner

Make it your trip
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Arica
— 2 nights
Bus
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valparaiso
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Coyhaique
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Coyhaique
— 2 nights
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Arica

— 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Lauca. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, contemplate the geological forces at Parinacota Volcano, steep yourself in history at Valle de Apachetas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Anzota.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arica vacation builder app.

Concepcion to Arica is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arica

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama

— 4 nights
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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama attractions tool.

Getting from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama by bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 3 nights
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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Hanga Kioe, admire all the interesting features of Rano Raraku, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Orongo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau, then make a trip to Ahu Tongariki, and finally don't miss a visit to One Makihi.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa day trip tool.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, Hanga Roa is warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Valparaiso

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Vina Casas del Bosque (in Casablanca), Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas) and Isla Negra (La Nave Imaginaria & Casa de Isla Negra). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Valparaiso road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hanga Roa in November since evenings lows in Valparaiso dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
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.
On the 14th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Vina Montes, then do a tasting at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and then surround yourself with nature on Cabalgatas Valle de Colchagua. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Vinonauta, learn about winemaking at MontGras, and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Valparaiso, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Santiago

— 5 nights

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, take a stroll through Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santiago trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Santiago by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 4 nights
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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, explore the activities along Lago Huillinco, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan my day in Castro using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Castro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. November in Castro sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Ancud, Isla Chiloe

— 4 nights
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ancud: Quemchi (Isla Aucar & Parque Aventura Chaiguen). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, stroll through Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, get outside with Pinguineras, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Ancud.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ancud journey planner.

Traveling by car from Castro to Ancud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Ancud sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coyhaique

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coyhaique National Reserve. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coyhaique online journey planner.

Getting from Ancud to Coyhaique by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November in Coyhaique, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks · Wildlife

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.