31 days in Chile Itinerary

31 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip planner

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Coyhaique
— 2 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 San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Bus
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Arica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Valparaiso
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santiago
— 6 nights
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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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Coyhaique National Reserve. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Marchant, take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra del Indio, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Aysen.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coyhaique trip maker tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Coyhaique is an approximately 39-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 9.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect Coyhaique to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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.
Explore Castro's surroundings by going to Cucao (Punta Pirulil & Muelle de las Almas). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon, take some stellar pictures from Animas de Cucao, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Castro trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Coyhaique to Castro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. December in Castro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (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.
Step out of Ancud with an excursion to Parque Aventura Chaiguen in Quemchi--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, stroll through Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, visit a coastal fixture at Faro Corona en Chiloe, and don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ancud trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Castro to Ancud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ancud can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Antofagasta and see Salar de Atacama, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, take in the awesome beauty at Cordillera de la Sal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Río Putana, and engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama holiday planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ancud to San Pedro de Atacama takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ancud in December: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 6°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Arica.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Arica

— 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Valle de Apachetas, then see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, then buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard Vereda Bolognesi, and finally appreciate the history behind Morro de Arica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lauca.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arica trip site.

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Arica

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

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.
Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas), Kingston Family Vineyards (in Casablanca) and Isla Negra (La Nave Imaginaria & Casa de Isla Negra). The adventure continues: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso tour builder tool.

Getting from Arica to Valparaiso by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at MontGras, then look for gifts at Vinonauta, then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and finally learn about winemaking at Vina Montes. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Vina Casa Silva and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Valparaiso in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Santiago

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and stop by Patio Bellavista.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago itinerary planner.

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 30th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.