32 days in Chile Itinerary

32 days in Chile Itinerary

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32 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  22​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 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
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
5
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Pucon
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
La Serena
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  21​h
End: Brussels

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valle Arcoiris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Piedras Rojas and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Tebinquinche Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Socaire, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder website .

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. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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

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 4th (Mon): look for gifts at Fabrica de Chumbeques M.Koo, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cavancha, and finally see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, then examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, then get engrossed in the history at Regional Museum of Iquique, and finally wander the streets of Baquedano Street.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Iquique day trip app .

Traveling by bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura

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.
Get outdoors at Rano Kau and Orongo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ahu Tahai and Rapa Nui National Park. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, stop by Mercado Artesanal, don't miss a visit to Ahu Akivi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa trip itinerary site .

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. In November, daytime highs in Hanga Roa are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sagrado Corazon, appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero, then examine the collection at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Esquina del Remate, and finally see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, then see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, then take a leisurely stroll along Costanera del Estrecho, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centro Artesanal.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hanga Roa in November, plan for slightly colder days in Punta Arenas, with highs around 14°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Punta Arenas in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) ©
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Volcan Osorno. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Parque Nacional Alerce Andino. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Puerto Varas in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Varas, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Neltume Cultural Center, Museum and Memorial and Parroquia San Sebastian. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Huerquehue National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Saltos del Huilo-Huilo in Neltume (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon and snap pictures at Quelhue.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pucon travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Puerto Varas to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive 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

2
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.
On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Colchagua Museum, then do a tasting at MontGras, and then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery, then do a tasting at Vina Montes, and then examine the collection at Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz online trip maker .

Getting from Pucon to Santa Cruz by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua
Highlights from your plan
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes

3
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 off the beaten path and head to Isidora Goyenechea and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vina Undurraga and Vina Santa Rita. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Casablanca (Casona Veramonte & Emiliana Organic Vineyards). There's more to do: look for gifts at Centro Artesanal Pueblito Los Dominicos.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Casablanca, Vina Undurraga, Vina Santa Rita
Highlights from your plan
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa La Herradura and Punta Choros. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valle del Elqui and Isla Damas. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon, and take in the exciting artwork at Casa de las Artes.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the La Serena itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to La Serena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Coquimbo
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena ©
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas

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