35 days in Chile Itinerary

35 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile tour itinerary planner

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Calama
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Ancud
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
Ferry to Calbuco, Drive to Puerto Varas
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Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osorno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Valdivia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 4 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Brussels

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San Pedro de Atacama

— 4 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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama with an excursion to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, and hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 24-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to San Pedro de Atacama is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Brussels in February, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ancud.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ancud, Isla Chiloe

— 5 nights
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Venture out of the city with trips to Quemchi (Parque Aventura Chaiguen & Isla Aucar). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, enjoy the sea views from Faro Corona en Chiloe, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ancud trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Ancud in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ancud, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Castro: Quemchi (Iglesia de Colo & Isla Mechuque), Quilun Ecoturismo Marino (in Queilen) and Cascadas de Tocoihue (in Dalcahue). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Huillinco, step off the mainland to explore Islotes de Punihuil, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Castro online trip builder.

You can drive from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Puerto Varas

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Varas side-trips: Puerto Montt (Parque Nacional Alerce Andino & Volcan Osorno). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, make a trip to Casa Yunge, and look for gifts at El Galpon Fabrica De Velas Y Jabones.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Castro to Puerto Varas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Osorno.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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: experience rural life at Granja Educativa Buena Vista, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de la Olla, browse the different shops at Portal Osorno, and pick up some local products at Feria libre de Rahue.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osorno trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Varas to Osorno in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Osorno are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Valdivia.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Valdivia

— 3 nights
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Valdivia is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, don't miss a visit to Pendulo de Foucault, get outside with Parque Saval, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico y Antropologico.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valdivia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osorno to Valdivia takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Osorno in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Valdivia, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo). There's lots more to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, get a taste of the local shopping with Patio Bellavista, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago travel planner.

Fly from Valdivia to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Valparaiso

— 4 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.
Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo), Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Vina Casas del Bosque) and Isla Negra (La Nave Imaginaria & Casa de Isla Negra). There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, enjoy the sand and surf at Rocas de Santo Domingo, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and take in the waterfront at Paseo Atkinson.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

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.