32 days in Chile Itinerary

32 days in Chile Itinerary

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32 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  35 h
1
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Punta Arenas
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
3
Coyhaique
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 45 min
6
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
8
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  33 h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Torres del Paine National Park and Madre Roca Patagonia. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online day trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from New Delhi to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Madre Roca Patagonia ©
Madre Roca Patagonia

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Cementerio Municipal and British Club. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Expedicion Fitz Roy. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, head outdoors with Strait of Magellan, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, and learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Punta Arenas journey planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in January since evenings lows in Punta Arenas dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes

3
nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
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.
Get outdoors at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and Coyhaique National Reserve. There's still lots to do: hike along coyhaique Mackay hill, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in February, you will find days in Coyhaique are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve

2
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Fuerte Ahui and Catedral de Ancud will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museo Regional de Ancud and Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe capture your imagination. Explore Ancud's surroundings by going to Quemchi (Parque Aventura Chaiguen & Isla Aucar). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony and get outside with Pinguineras.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ancud day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Coyhaique to Ancud takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Quemchi, Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe ©
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe

4
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Castro ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario and Church of Nercon. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria and Museo Municipal de Castro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castro: Dalcahue (Iglesia de Tenaun & Iglesia San Juan) and Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Etnografico, contemplate the long history of Fortin Tauco, and admire the striking features of Church of Castro.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Castro travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Castro, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chonchi, Dalcahue, Iglesia de Colo, Chiloe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Iglesia de Vilupulli ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli

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.
Rano Raraku and Orongo will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Ahu Tongariki and Rapa Nui National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Anakena Beach, delve into the distant past at Ahu Akahanga, make a trip to Ahu Hanga Te'e, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip builder .

Getting from Castro to Hanga Roa by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Castro in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Hanga Roa: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

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.
Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Iglesia de San Lazaro will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Chascona and Museo de la Moda. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Concha y Toro in Pirque, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santiago tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Santiago in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Is. Time (EAST) to Chile Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

2
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.
Get outdoors at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Geyser del Tatio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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