31 days in Chile Itinerary

31 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile tour planner

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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Punta Arenas
— 4 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
— 3 nights
Bus
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Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 3 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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Anakena, get impressive views of Rano Kau, delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Hanga Te'e.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa day trip planning website.

Antofagasta to Hanga Roa is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Antofagasta to Hanga Roa. Traveling from Antofagasta in March, expect Hanga Roa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Arenas

— 4 nights
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.
On the 4th (Sun), plan a day focused around Plaza Armas Punta Arenas. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Isla Magdalena, take in the waterfront at Costanera del Estrecho, stop by Chocolates Ignis Terra, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas in 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in April: high temperatures in Punta Arenas hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Huillinco, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, and look for gifts at Aylla Chiloe.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Punta Arenas to Castro takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in April, you will find days in Castro are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Ancud, Isla Chiloe

— 3 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.
Ancud is known for outdoors, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, look for gifts at Mercado Municipal de Ancud, don't miss a visit to Fuerte Ahui, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ancud day trip planning site.

Getting from Castro to Ancud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Ancud

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Puerto Varas

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, and then have fun at In Puerto Varas.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Varas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Ancud to Puerto Varas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Adventure

Side Trip

Santiago

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, and buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Varas to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 22nd (Thu): do a tasting at Vina Montes, learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, then learn about winemaking at MontGras, and finally stop by Vinonauta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Vina Casa Silva and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca) and Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, take an in-depth tour of Villa Victoria, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Valparaiso road trip planning app.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in April, Valparaiso is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama

— 4 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.
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, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valparaiso in April, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be slightly colder, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chile travel guide

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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.