32 days in Chile Itinerary

32 days in Chile Itinerary

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32 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Pucon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
+4
bus + Fly + foot + bus + shuttle:  12​h
5
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 1 day
bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Coyhaique
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
7
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
8
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
La Serena
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
11
Iquique
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
12
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: San Jose

2
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 Raraku and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Explore hidden gems such as Orongo and Ovahe. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, don't miss a visit to Ahu Tongariki, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, and explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary planning website .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Hanga Roa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. In December, daytime highs in Hanga Roa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huerquehue National Park and Plaza de Armas de Pucon. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Termas Geometricas. Change things up with a short trip to Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo in Panguipulli (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Villarrica.

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

Getting from Hanga Roa to Pucon by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Pucon is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Lago Villarrica ©
Lago Villarrica
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Volcan Osorno and Volcan Calbuco. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Petrohué Waterfalls. Step out of Puerto Varas with an excursion to Parque Nacional Alerce Andino in Puerto Montt--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Casa Yunge, get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, and examine the collection at Museo Antonio Felmer.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas day trip planning app .

You can drive from Pucon to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chiloe National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Castro online travel planner .

Take a bus from Puerto Varas to Castro in 3 hours. December in Castro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Isla Chiloe
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Photography Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
day
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): trek along Turismo Valle Leones and then take in the dramatic natural features at Marble Cathedrals.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Rio Tranquilo road trip planner.

Getting from Castro to Puerto Rio Tranquilo by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. In December in Puerto Rio Tranquilo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Trails Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Turismo Valle Leones ©
Turismo Valle Leones

2
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.
On the 25th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Mirador Marchant and then take in the awesome beauty at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. On the next day, stroll through coyhaique Mackay hill and then look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coyhaique trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Coyhaique by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Coyhaique can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Mirador Marchant ©
Mirador Marchant

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla Magdalena and Mirador Cerro De La Cruz. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Strait of Magellan. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, examine the collection at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, stroll around Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, and take in the waterfront at Costanera del Estrecho.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Coyhaique in December, with highs in Punta Arenas at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Isla Magdalena ©
Isla Magdalena
Plaza Munoz Gamero ©
Plaza Munoz Gamero

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 30th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza). Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally make a trip to Muelle Historico.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerro Concepcion and Castillo Hidalgo. Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo (in San Jose de Maipo) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santiago day trip planning site .

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

San Jose de Maipo, Casa de Isla Negra, Cerro Concepcion
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
River Rafting & Tubing
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Avenida del Mar, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon, then appreciate the views at Valle del Elqui, and finally walk around Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Faro Punta Tortuga, step off the mainland to explore Isla Damas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Choros.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Serena trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Santiago to La Serena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in La Serena, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Faro Punta Tortuga
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas
Avenida del Mar
Avenida del Mar

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 (Mon), wander the streets of Baquedano Street, learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, explore the fascinating landscape at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chanavayita, and finally see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Playa Cavancha, take an in-depth tour of Regional Museum of Iquique, and then see the interesting displays at Salitrera Santa Laura.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Iquique online itinerary planner .

Getting from La Serena to Iquique by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco ©
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Piedras Rojas and Atacama Desert. When in San Pedro de Atacama, make a side trip to see Cementerio de Toconao in Toconao, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama online vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Atacama Desert, Cementerio de Toconao
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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