30 days in Chile Itinerary

30 days in Chile Itinerary

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30 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Shuttle:  28​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11​h 45​min
3
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Coyhaique
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Punta Arenas
— 4 nights
Bus:  3​h
7
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Santiago
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Valparaiso
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Salar de Tara. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Atacama Desert, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama tour planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are much colder (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rano Raraku and Orongo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ahu Tongariki and Rapa Nui National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Anakena Beach and contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa trip planner .

You can 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. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in May since evenings lows in Hanga Roa dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) 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

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario and Iglesia San Francisco. Head to Feria Artesanal Dalcahue and Mall Paseo Chiloefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Castro: Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi) and Iglesia de Tenaun (in Dalcahue). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Vilupulli, steep yourself in history at Fortin Tauco, admire the striking features of Church of Castro, and examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Castro road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Castro in 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Castro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hanga Roa in May, with highs in Castro at 14°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, Dalcahue, Iglesia de Colo
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli

3
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chiloe Island Penguin Colony. Get some cultural insight at Museo Regional de Ancud and Fuerte Ahui. Go for a jaunt from Ancud to Quemchi to see Parque Aventura Chaiguen about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Mercado Municipal de Ancud, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, examine the collection at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, and don't miss a visit to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ancud trip builder .

Traveling by car from Castro to Ancud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Ancud sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Ancud

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Parque Aventura Chaiguen
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe ©
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coyhaique trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ancud to Coyhaique in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, Coyhaique is slightly colder than Ancud - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Coyhaique

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

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cementerio Municipal and British Club are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Kenavic and La Esquina del Remate. Spend the 17th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, get outside with Strait of Magellan, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Punta Arenas trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Coyhaique, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Punta Arenas, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

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

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Krea Noe and La Tehuelche. You'll explore and learn at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and Le Mouton Vert, Patagonia Merino Sheep Wool. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Torres del Paine National Park. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and catch some excitement at Patagonia Viajes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Patagonia Viajes ©
Patagonia Viajes

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at La Chascona and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Head to Costanera Center and E.N.D. Espacio Nacional de Disenofor plenty of shopping. Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Concha y Toro in Pirque--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, and take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip maker app .

You can fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Quinta Vergara and AJ Orfebres. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Sebastiana and Vina Casas del Bosque. Take a break from Valparaiso with a short trip to Emiliana Organic Vineyards in Casablanca, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, and view the masterpieces at Galeria de Arte Bahia Utopica.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Valparaiso tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

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

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