30 days in Chile Itinerary

30 days in Chile Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
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Iquique
— 2 nights
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Santiago
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Pucon
— 4 nights
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Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lascar. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pukara de Quitor and Cementerio de Toconao. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, get outside with Quebrada del Diablo, and stroll through Valle Arcoiris.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder.

Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Iquique

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, then don't miss a visit to Monumento Al Pampino Salitrero, then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally stop by Baquedano Street. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Salitrera Santa Laura, stroll through Playa Brava, and then stroll through Playa Cavancha.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Iquique trip itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Iquique

Beaches · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Santiago

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vina Santa Rita and Castillo Hidalgo. Step off the beaten path and head to Casa de Isla Negra and Vina Casas del Bosque. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Concha y Toro in Pirque, approximately Pirque away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago road trip planning app.

You can fly from Iquique to Santiago in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 3 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.
Colchagua Museum and MontGras are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Punta de Lobos and Salinas de Cahuil. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery and see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago to Santa Cruz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Pucon

— 4 nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Huerquehue National Park and Saltos del Huilo-Huilo. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sendero el Puma. Step out of Pucon to go to Neltume and see Museo de los Volcanes, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Huilo Huilo Reserva Biologica, get outside with Sierra Nevada Aventura, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quillelhue, and look for gifts at Chocolates Rucamalal.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pucon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Pucon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Varas

— 4 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Volcan Osorno and River Rafting & Tubing. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Colonial Aleman and Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II. Take a break from Puerto Varas with a short trip to Parque Nacional Alerce Andino in Puerto Montt, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, engage your brain at Galeria Sur Vivo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Isla Loreley.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pucon to Puerto Varas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Rano Raraku and Ahu Vinapu are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ahu Tongariki and Poike. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau, get outside with Ana Kai Tangata, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anakena, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Hanga Te'e.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa trip planning app.

You can fly from Puerto Varas to Hanga Roa in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Puerto Varas in January, expect Hanga Roa to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.