30 days in Chile Itinerary

30 days in Chile Itinerary

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30 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
3
Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pucon
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
La Serena
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Iquique
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Florence

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.
Step out of the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colchagua Museum and Casa de Isla Negra. Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Concha y Toro in Pirque--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, learn about winemaking at Santa Carolina, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santiago online day trip planner .

Florence, Italy to Santiago is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Colchagua Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Concha y Toro, Casa de Isla Negra
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orongo and Rano Kau. Get outdoors at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Ovahe. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, don't miss a visit to Puna Pau, contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hanga Roa trip planner .

You can fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Orongo ©
Orongo
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Ovahe ©
Ovahe

4
nights
Puerto Varas

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Volcan Osorno and Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Petrohué Waterfalls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Varas: Parque Nacional Alerce Andino (in Puerto Montt) and Frutillar (Museo Colonial Aleman & Muelle Frutillar). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Pablo Fierro, don't miss a visit to Muelle de Paseo, and take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Varas trip planner .

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Puerto Varas in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Varas is 2 hours. In January, Puerto Varas is slightly colder than Hanga Roa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Montt, Frutillar
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

4
nights
Pucon

Pucon ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Huerquehue National Park and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore hidden gems such as Saltos del Huilo-Huilo and Plaza de Armas de Pucon. Change things up with a short trip to Sendero el Puma in Neltume (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for gifts at Chocolates Rucamalal, and test the waters at Termas Quimey-Co.

Start your trip to Pucon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Puerto Varas to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Neltume
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Termas Quimey-Co ©
Termas Quimey-Co

3
nights
La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa La Herradura and Faro Punta Tortuga. Get outdoors at Punta Choros and Valle del Elqui. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Isla Damas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Guayacan, and look for gifts at Mary Dubo Mercado Verde.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Serena tour planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Pucon to La Serena in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in La Serena sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Coquimbo
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas
Playa La Herradura ©
Playa La Herradura

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Valle De La Luna. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piedras Rojas and Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama tour planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from La Serena in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

2
nights
Iquique

Iquique ©
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 2nd (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, take a stroll through Baquedano Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cavancha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava, then make a trip to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iquique itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iquique

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street
Playa Brava
Playa Brava

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