38 days in Chile Itinerary

38 days in Chile Itinerary

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Santiago
— 8 nights
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Rancagua
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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La Serena
— 1 night
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
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Iquique
— 1 day
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Punta Arenas
— 1 night
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Valparaiso
— 2 nights
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Pucon
— 3 nights
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Talca
— 3 nights
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Valdivia
— 3 nights
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Puyehue
— 2 nights

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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.
Vina Santa Rita and Templo Baha'i are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Mocha Island and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Vina Undurraga (in Talagante), Church Saint Augustine (in Calera de Tango) and Parque Nacional Villarrica (in Pucon). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Santa Teresa de Los Andes, and identify plant and animal life at Centro Turistico Rocas del Padre.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Santiago is an approximately 21-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Manchester to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rancagua.

Things to do in Santiago

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santuario de Santa Teresa de Los Andes, Catedral de San Felipe Apostol, Vina Undurraga, Church Saint Augustine, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Templo Baha'i ©
Templo Baha'i

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Rancagua

Rancagua ©
Rancagua remains a commercial, transportation, and tourist hub, located only 87 km (54 mi) south of Chile's capital city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Gran Mineria de Cobre. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia del Sagrario, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, then learn about winemaking at Vina Tipaume, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de la Asuncion de Santa Maria.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rancagua tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Rancagua in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rancagua can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Rancagua

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Machali, Rengo
Highlights from your plan
Parroquia del Sagrario ©
Parroquia del Sagrario
Iglesia de Sewell ©
Iglesia de Sewell
Iglesia San Lorenzo ©
Iglesia San Lorenzo

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vina Las Ninas and OWM. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vina Neyen and Colchagua Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Curico Valley Wine Route (in Curico) and Lecheria Los Maitenes (in Marchihue). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique and do a tasting at Estampa Winery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz planner.

Traveling by car from Rancagua to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Serena.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Curico Valley Wine Route, Lecheria Los Maitenes, Colchagua Valley
Highlights from your plan
Vina Neyen ©
Vina Neyen
Estampa Winery ©
Estampa Winery
Vina Las Ninas ©
Vina Las Ninas

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La Serena

La Serena
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, then enjoy the sea views from Faro Punta Tortuga, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Inmaculada Concepcion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas Socos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Guayacan, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin, Convent and Church, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read La Serena road trip app.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to La Serena in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Cruz in May since evenings lows in La Serena dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coquimbo, Iglesia de Inmaculada Concepcion, Playas Socos
Highlights from your plan
Playas Socos
Playas Socos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Iglesia de Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Iglesia de Inmaculada Concepcion

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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.
Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Piedras Rojas and Valle Arcoiris. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Cordillera de la Sal.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama vacation planner.

You can fly from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from La Serena, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

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Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
On the 9th (Thu), head outdoors with Paragliding Oasisfly Iquique, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Peatonal Cavancha, pause for some photo ops at Torre del Reloj, then kick back and relax at Playa Chanavayita, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Peatonal Baquedano.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Iquique online journey planner.

Traveling by bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj

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Punta Arenas

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.
On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, head outdoors with Antarctica21, then learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Hernando de Magallanes. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva nacional Magallanes, then explore the striking landscape at Cabo Froward, and then contemplate the long history of British Club.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta Arenas trip maker app.

Fly from Iquique to Punta Arenas in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Punta Arenas, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Antarctica21 ©
Antarctica21
Cabo Froward ©
Cabo Froward

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Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 12th (Sun), do a tasting at Kingston Family Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Vina Casas del Bosque, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Maritimo Nacional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Laguna and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Zapallar.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Valparaiso in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in May, things will get a bit warmer in Valparaiso: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Casablanca, Zapallar
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Zapallar ©
Playa de Zapallar
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni

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Pucon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santuario el Cani. On the next day, cruise along Fortin Mapuche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Villarrica, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Region IX Ltd.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pucon trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Valparaiso to Pucon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Talca.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Villarrica, Fortin Mapuche
Highlights from your plan
Santuario el Cani ©
Santuario el Cani
Catedral de Villarrica ©
Catedral de Villarrica

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Talca

Talca ©
Although it provided the setting for the signing of the Chilean declaration of independence in 1818, Talca has lost some of its political power and luster over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral, and finally do a tasting at Balduzzi Vineyards & Winery. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see where the action happens at Estadio Fiscal de Talca, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Corazon de Maria, and then contemplate the geological forces at Descabezado Grande.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Talca road trip tool.

Getting from Pucon to Talca by car takes about 6 hours. In May in Talca, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Valdivia.

Things to do in Talca

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

San Javier, Catedral, Descabezado Grande, Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre
Highlights from your plan
Descabezado Grande ©
Descabezado Grande
Balduzzi Vineyards & Winery ©
Balduzzi Vineyards & Winery
Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery ©
Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery

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Valdivia

Valdivia ©
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Exploracion Rudolph Amandus Philippi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Aleman, then trek along Sendero Los Alerces, and finally don't miss a visit to Calle General Pedro Lagos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Pilunkura and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Punta Curinanco.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valdivia itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Talca to Valdivia takes 6.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Puyehue.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Natural Pilunkura ©
Reserva Natural Pilunkura
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Cementerio Aleman ©
Cementerio Aleman

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Puyehue

Puyehue ©
Puyehue is a commune in Chile located in Osorno Province of Los Lagos Region. Plan a Puyehue trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Valdivia to Puyehue by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. In May, Puyehue is a bit cooler than Valdivia - with highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Puyehue

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Puyehue ©
Parque Nacional Puyehue

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