34 days in Chile & San Carlos de Bariloche Itinerary

34 days in Chile & San Carlos de Bariloche Itinerary

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34 days in Chile & San Carlos de Bariloche Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + bus + taxi:  9​h 15​min
2
Arica, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 45​min
4
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + shuttle + bus + foot + bus:  18​h
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h 15​min
7
Ancud, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Castro, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Quellon, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
10
Puerto Bertrand, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
11
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
12
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
13
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Santiago, Chile

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Iglesia de La Merced. Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, and take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip maker website .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Arica.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

1
night
Arica, Chile

Arica ©
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional Lauca. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at El Laucho Beach and examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arica trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Santiago to Arica takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arica

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Laucho Beach ©
El Laucho Beach
Parque Nacional Lauca ©
Parque Nacional Lauca
Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa ©

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
Popular historic sites such as Pukara de Quitor and Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu are in your itinerary. Visiting Valle De La Luna and Salar de Tara will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip planning site .

You can drive from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu
Highlights from your plan
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

3
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

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 Anakena Beach. Popular historic sites such as Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Hanga Te'e are in your itinerary. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Rano Kau, delve into the distant past at Hanga Te Tenga, and steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa attractions planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Easter Is. Time (EAST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Hanga Roa, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Cerro Tronador. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, get great views at Cerro Otto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Easter Is. Time (EAST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in October: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
nights
Pucon, Chile

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.
On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Villarrica, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Geometricas, and finally stop by Chocolates Rucamalal. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Region IX Ltd and then look for all kinds of wild species at Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pucon online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Pucon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Pucon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Pucon

Wildlife Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Villarrica
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Catedral de Villarrica ©
Catedral de Villarrica
Plaza de Armas de Pucon ©
Plaza de Armas de Pucon

2
nights
Ancud, Chile

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fuerte Ahui, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, then examine the collection at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Faro Corona en Chiloe, kick back and relax at Playa Lechagua, then don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Ancud.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ancud online journey planner .

Getting from Pucon to Ancud by bus takes about 7.5 hours. October in Ancud sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

2
nights
Castro, Chile

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon, and finally do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Castro trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Castro, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Quellon.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Chiloe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Photography Tours
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario

1
night
Quellon, Chile

Quellon ©
Quellón is a Chilean port city and commune in southern Chiloé Island, Los Lagos Region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hito Cero, stroll around Parque Tantauco, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Amador Cardenas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Quellon road trip site .

You can drive from Castro to Quellon in 1.5 hours. In October in Quellon, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Puerto Bertrand.

Things to do in Quellon

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Parque Tantauco
Highlights from your plan
Parque Tantauco ©
Parque Tantauco
Hito Cero ©
Hito Cero

2
nights
Puerto Bertrand, Chile

Puerto Bertrand ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Rafael Glacier and Lagoon. Escape the urban bustle at Baker River and Ruta Anfiteatro. Step out of Puerto Bertrand with an excursion to La Mina Escondida in Puerto Guadal--about 40 minutes away.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Bertrand trip maker app .

You can drive from Quellon to Puerto Bertrand in 22 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will leave for Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Puerto Bertrand

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ruta Anfiteatro, San Rafael Glacier and Lagoon, La Mina Escondida
Highlights from your plan
Baker River ©
Baker River

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

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 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torres del Paine National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon, make a trip to Muelle Historico, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Puerto Bertrand to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Bertrand in October: highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

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.
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, then contemplate the long history of Parque Del Estrecho De Magallanes, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas online trip builder .

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, Punta Arenas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes ©
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos ©
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos

2
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, and then see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Posada del Parque and then kick back and relax at Reñaca.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Valparaiso tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Punta Arenas to Valparaiso takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in October: high temperatures in Valparaiso hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Posada del Parque, Reñaca
Highlights from your plan
Posada del Parque ©
Posada del Parque
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni

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