30 days in Chile Itinerary

30 days in Chile Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
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Copiapo
— 1 night
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Valparaiso
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Santiago
— 6 nights
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Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights

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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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On Safari Atacama ©
On Safari Atacama
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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Copiapo

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, explore the activities along Laguna Verde, then look for all kinds of wild species at Desierto Florido, and finally admire the local landmark of Plaza Prat.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Copiapo trip planning tool.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Copiapo by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Desierto Florido ©
Desierto Florido
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria ©

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Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©

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: Casablanca (Vinedos Veramonte & Emiliana Organic Vineyards) and Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, make a trip to Cerro Concepcion, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Valparaiso tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Copiapo to Valparaiso in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Tours · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Cerro Concepcion ©
Cerro Concepcion

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vina Santa Cruz (in Lolol) and Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, see the world from above with Colchagua Wine Tours, and stop by Vinonauta.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valparaiso in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Cruz, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery
Vina Casa Silva ©
Vina Casa Silva

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Santiago

Santiago ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santiago day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
When in Puerto Varas, make a side trip to see Lake Esmeralda in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, approximately Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, and engage your brain at Galeria Sur Vivo.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Puerto Varas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

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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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Tantauco, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the waterfront at Costanera De Chonchi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Castro route builder site.

Getting from Puerto Varas to Castro by bus takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Castro are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parque Tantauco ©
Parque Tantauco
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Photography Tours

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ancud side-trips: Quemchi (Parque Aventura Chaiguen & Isla Aucar). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chepu Adventures, don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio, examine the collection at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ancud trip site.

You can drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe
Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe ©
Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe

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