31 days in Chile Itinerary

31 days in Chile Itinerary

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31 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  22​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Iquique
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pucon
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
La Serena
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  21​h
End: Brussels

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.
Pukara de Quitor and Iglesia de Socaire will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Valle Arcoiris and Piedras Rojas. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs, and examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito.

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Brussels, Belgium to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Brussels to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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.
On the 6th (Wed), stop by Fabrica de Chumbeques M.Koo, learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cavancha, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, then take an in-depth tour of Regional Museum of Iquique, and finally take a stroll through Baquedano Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Iquique trip planner .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Iquique

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ahu Tahai and Church of Rapa Nui. Step off the beaten path and head to Rano Kau and Ahu Nau Nau. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Orongo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Artesanal, delve into the distant past at Ahu Akahanga, and contemplate the long history of Ahu Vinapu.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Iquique to Hanga Roa in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Punta Arenas

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa La Porfia and Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Isla Magdalena will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Centro Artesanal, see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, get great views at Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, and take a leisurely stroll along Costanera del Estrecho.

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You can fly from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas in 11.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in November, expect nights in Punta Arenas to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Isla Magdalena ©
Isla Magdalena
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

3
nights
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Colonial Aleman and Museo Pablo Fierro. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Osorno.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Punta Arenas to Puerto Varas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in November, you will find days in Puerto Varas are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Volcan Osorno, Museo Colonial Aleman
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Museo Colonial Aleman ©
Museo Colonial Aleman

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Neltume Cultural Center, Museum and Memorial and Parroquia San Sebastian. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Quelhue. Step out of Pucon with an excursion to Saltos del Huilo-Huilo in Neltume--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Huerquehue National Park. There's more to do: make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pucon visit planner .

Getting from Puerto Varas to Pucon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Neltume, Parroquia San Sebastian
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Plaza de Armas de Pucon ©
Plaza de Armas de Pucon

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laura Hartwig Winery and Viu Manent Winery. You'll explore and learn at Colchagua Museum and Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Lolol (Vina Santa Cruz & Museo Artesania Chilena). The adventure continues: do a tasting at MontGras.

Before you visit Santa Cruz, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Pucon to Santa Cruz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Serena.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Lolol
Highlights from your plan
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Casa de las Artes and Mary Dubo Mercado Verde. Step out of the city life by going to Valle del Elqui and Isla Damas. Change things up with these side-trips from La Serena: Museo de Gabriela Mistral (in Vicuna) and Pisco Elqui (Destileria Pisco Mistral & Fundo Los Nichos). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Herradura, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon, explore the striking landscape at Punta Choros, and take an in-depth tour of Domo Cultura Las Animas.

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Drive from Santa Cruz to La Serena in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Santa Cruz in November, plan for little chillier days in La Serena, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Coquimbo, Pisco Elqui, Museo de Gabriela Mistral
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Museo de Gabriela Mistral ©
Museo de Gabriela Mistral
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas

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