38 days in Chile Itinerary

38 days in Chile Itinerary

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38 days in Chile Itinerary

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

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Torres del Paine National Park and Cueva del Milodon. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Madre Roca Patagonia. There's lots more to do: catch some excitement at Patagonia Viajes, stop by Krea Noe, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Expedicion Fitz Roy. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Isla Magdalena, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Montes Pello.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Punta Arenas planner .

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Punta Arenas are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Isla Magdalena ©
Isla Magdalena
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun

3
nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Get in touch with nature at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and Coyhaique National Reserve. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at coyhaique Mackay hill, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Coyhaique can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Villarrica.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Villarrica

Villarrica ©
With the city and commune set among a wealth of impressive natural sights, holidays in Villarica tend to be outdoors and full of adventures.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Region IX Ltd and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural Dos Rios.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Villarrica trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Coyhaique to Villarrica takes 19 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Villarrica

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural Dos Rios ©
Parque Natural Dos Rios

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 outdoors at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Puyehue National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Petrohue, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Osorno, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Varas trip planner .

Drive from Villarrica to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Volcan Osorno, Puyehue National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parque Aventura Chaiguen. Go for a jaunt from Ancud to Quemchi to see Isla Aucar about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, head outdoors with Pinguineras, see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, and contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ancud driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Varas to Ancud in 1.5 hours. May in Ancud sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Quemchi, Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud

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 the city life by going to Chiloe National Park and Santuario de Aves de Caulin. Take a break from Castro with a short trip to Punta Pirulil in Cucao, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Huillinco.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Castro visit website .

Getting from Ancud to Castro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Cucao, Lago Huillinco, Museo Historico Etnografico
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil

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.
Visiting Rano Raraku and Orongo will get you outdoors. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena Beach, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, make a trip to Ahu Tongariki, and delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Castro to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Castro to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. In June, Hanga Roa is much warmer than Castro - with highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Visiting Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Geyser del Tatio will get you outdoors. Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama takes 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in June, San Pedro de Atacama is much colder at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Tours

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
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill

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