33 days in Chile Itinerary

33 days in Chile Itinerary

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Valparaiso
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
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Valdivia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osorno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Drive to Calbuco, Ferry to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 6 nights
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Valparaiso

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Confites Merello (in Limache), Parque Nacional La Campana (in Olmue) and Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Vina Casas del Bosque). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Valparaiso online route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Valparaiso is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Valparaiso. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Valparaiso hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Concha y Toro in Pirque, approximately Pirque away. The adventure continues: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and get a sense of history and politics at La Moneda.

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You can drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 4 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.
Step out of Santa Cruz to go to Lolol and see Vina Santa Cruz, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, surround yourself with nature on Cabalgatas Valle de Colchagua, and examine the collection at Museo El Huique.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Valdivia.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Valdivia

— 2 nights
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural El Austral, don't miss a visit to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia, then stop by Mercado Municipal, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Historico y Antropologico, examine the collection at Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien, then take an in-depth tour of Casa del Castellano, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia de Corral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Valdivia trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Cruz to Valdivia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Valdivia sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Osorno.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Osorno

— 3 nights
Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
Osorno is known for spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Mateo, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de la Olla, get impressive views of Crater Raihuen, and ponder the design of Plaza De Armas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osorno trip builder tool.

Getting from Valdivia to Osorno by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Osorno sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, and then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, and then have fun at In Puerto Varas.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osorno to Puerto Varas takes 1.5 hours. May in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Castro side-trips: Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi) and Cascadas de Tocoihue (in Dalcahue). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Iglesia Santa Maria de Loreto, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Etnografico, look for gifts at DecoCalen, and get in on the family fun at Parque Alto Muro Aventura.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Castro sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Puerto Varas to Castro in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Toconao to see Cementerio de Toconao about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, take an exotic tour of On Safari Atacama, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama sightseeing planner.

Getting from Castro to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Castro in May: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chile travel guide

4.3
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.