34 days in Chile Itinerary

34 days in Chile Itinerary

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34 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Valparaiso
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
5
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
9
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  11​h 45​min
10
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: Santiago

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Step out of the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Pirque (Concha y Toro & Vina El Principal). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, take a stroll through Barrio Lastarria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Santiago Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Pirque, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Punta De Lobos and Playa Punta de Lobos. Get some cultural insight at MontGras and Viu Manent Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Cruz side-trips: Ruta de la Sal (in Pichilemu) and Francois Lurton Natural Style (in Lolol). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum and learn about winemaking at Vina Montes.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Santa Cruz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pichilemu, Lolol
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum

3
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Sebastiana and Matetic Vineyard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca) and Vina Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in March: highs in Valparaiso hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Matetic Vineyards, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Casa Marin Winery
Highlights from your plan
Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards

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 Cueva del Milodon. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Madre Roca Patagonia. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) attractions planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is a bit cooler than Valparaiso - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palacio Sara Braun and Nao Victoria Museo. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, admire the striking features of Palacio Montes Pello, get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, and see the interesting displays at Museo Del Recuerdo.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Punta Arenas vacation website .

Traveling by bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Punta Arenas, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes

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.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Castro and Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional De Chiloe. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas, make a trip to chiese di Chiloe, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Castro trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Punta Arenas to Castro by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Punta Arenas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Castro, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, Museo Historico Etnografico
Highlights from your plan
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas ©

2
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui, stroll through Playa Lechagua, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, then take in the architecture and atmosphere 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.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ancud route planning app .

Getting from Castro to Ancud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Tours Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe ©
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe

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.
Get in touch with nature at Saltos del Petrohue and Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, stroll through Angelmo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas online tour builder .

You can take a bus from Ancud to Puerto Varas in 1.5 hours. In March in Puerto Varas, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

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 in touch with nature at Anakena Beach and Rano Raraku. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rapa Nui National Park and Ahu Tahai. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, make a trip to Ahu Hanga Te'e, take in the dramatic natural features at Orongo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert.

Find out how to plan Hanga Roa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Puerto Varas to Hanga Roa in 10 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Puerto Varas to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Puerto Varas, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Hanga Roa, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
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 de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 4°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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