43 days in Chile Itinerary

43 days in Chile Itinerary

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43 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  21 h
1
La Serena
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
3
Iquique
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 30 min
4
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  14 h 30 min
5
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
6
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Shuttle:  10 h 30 min
7
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  12 h
8
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
9
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Pucon
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
11
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Santiago
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Paris

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Playa La Herradura, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena, then enjoy the sea views from Faro Punta Tortuga, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin, Convent and Church and then head off the coast to Isla Damas.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Serena route tool .

Paris, France to La Serena is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in March; daily highs in La Serena reach 23°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Coquimbo
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Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas
Faro Punta  Tortuga ©
Faro Punta Tortuga

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 Piedras Rojas and Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Pukara de Quitor and Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay. Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from La Serena in March, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Salitrera Santa Laura and Geisers of Puchuldiza. Visit Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone and Paseo Peatonal Baquedano for their historical value. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, admire nature's extreme beauty at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco, take an in-depth tour of Regional Museum of Iquique, and take a stroll through Baquedano Street.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Iquique holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Geisers of Puchuldiza
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Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ahu Tahai and Rano Raraku. Explore hidden gems such as Rano Kau and Rapa Nui National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Orongo, delve into the distant past at Hanga Kioe, contemplate the long history of Ahu Vinapu, and see the interesting displays at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa road trip app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Iquique to Hanga Roa in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Iquique to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Hanga Roa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Torres del Paine National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Madre Roca Patagonia and Estancia La Peninsula. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hanga Roa in April, with highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Madre Roca Patagonia ©
Madre Roca Patagonia
Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at British Club and Cementerio Municipal. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nao Victoria Museo and Palacio Sara Braun. Spend a day of island exploring on the 7th (Sun) at Expedicion Fitz Roy. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Salesian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Instituto De La Patagoonia, learn more about the world around you at Museo de Historia Natural Rio Seco, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Punta Arenas are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

2
nights
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marble Cathedrals and Baker River. Get in touch with nature at Glaciar Exploradores and Laguna Verde. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Rio Tranquilo side-trips: Turismo Puerto Cristal (in Puerto Cristal) and La Mina Escondida (in Puerto Guadal).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Rio Tranquilo journey planning app .

Getting from Punta Arenas to Puerto Rio Tranquilo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in April: highs in Puerto Rio Tranquilo hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chile Chico, Turismo Puerto Cristal, La Mina Escondida, Baker River
Highlights from your plan
Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Turismo Puerto Cristal ©
Turismo Puerto Cristal
Baker River ©
Baker River

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, then examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, then admire the striking features of Church of Castro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Rilan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chiloe National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Castro itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Castro in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chonchi, Chiloe National Park, Iglesia de Rilan
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Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario

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 Kayaking & Canoeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Colonial Aleman and Museo Pablo Fierro. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Varas to Frutillar to see Muelle Frutillar about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and see the interesting displays at Museo Antonio Felmer.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Frutillar
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Museo Colonial Aleman ©
Museo Colonial Aleman
Museo Antonio Felmer ©
Museo Antonio Felmer

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Huerquehue National Park and Lake Caburga. Step off the beaten path and head to Santuario el Cani and Plaza de Armas de Pucon. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pucon day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Puerto Varas to Pucon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Santuario el Cani ©
Santuario el Cani
Lake Caburga ©
Lake Caburga

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, then learn about winemaking at Vina Apaltagua, and then learn about winemaking at Vina Montes. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at MontGras, then learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Pucon to Santa Cruz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums
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Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vina Undurraga and Museo de la Gran Mineria de Cobre. La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Sewell (in Machali) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, look for gifts at Costanera Center, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Santa Cruz to Santiago by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Machali, Concha y Toro, Vina Undurraga, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

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