37 days in Chile Itinerary

37 days in Chile Itinerary

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37 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  13​h 15​min
1
Valparaiso
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Valle Nevado
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
3
Santiago
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Osorno
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + bus + taxi:  13​h 45​min
8
Arica
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
9
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 15​min
End: Playa del Carmen

4
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
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 Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Vina Casas del Bosque, & more), Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, stroll through Reñaca, don't miss a visit to Pais de Artesanos, and wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valparaiso travel planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Valparaiso is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in July: high temperatures in Valparaiso hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Casablanca, Casa de Isla Negra, Matetic Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

1
night
Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado ©
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

Discover how to plan a Valle Nevado trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Valparaiso to Valle Nevado by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Santiago.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

6
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.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Ski Portillo (in Portillo). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Valle Nevado to Santiago by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osorno.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ski Portillo, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

4
nights
Osorno

Osorno ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osorno side-trips: Valdivia (Museo Historico y Antropologico, Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, & more) and Puerto Varas (Petrohué Waterfalls & Lago Todos Los Santos). There's much more to do: stroll around Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, get impressive views of Crater Raihuen, ponder the design of Plaza De Armas, and indulge your taste buds at Feria libre de Rahue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Osorno online holiday maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santiago to Osorno. In August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valdivia, Puerto Varas
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

4
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.
Step out of Castro to go to Cucao and see Punta Pirulil, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, and step off the mainland to explore Chiloe.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Castro trip planner .

Drive from Osorno to Castro in 4.5 hours. In August in Castro, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Chonchi, Museo Historico Etnografico, Punta Pirulil
Highlights from your plan
Isla de Quinchao ©
Isla de Quinchao
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil
Islotes de Punihuil ©
Islotes de Punihuil

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Parque Aventura Chaiguen in Quemchi (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, don't miss a visit to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe, look for gifts at Mercado Municipal de Ancud, and stroll through Playa Lechagua.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ancud online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Ancud sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Parque Aventura Chaiguen
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orongo, delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ancud to Hanga Roa in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Ancud to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ancud in August, expect Hanga Roa to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arica.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Anakena ©
Anakena

3
nights
Arica

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Step out of Arica with an excursion to Putre Church in Putre--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lauca, see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, don't miss a visit to El Morro de Arica, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arica travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Hanga Roa to Arica in 14 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Arica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arica

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Putre Church
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parque Nacional Lauca ©
Parque Nacional Lauca
El Morro de Arica ©
El Morro de Arica

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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Antofagasta and see Salar de Atacama, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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