44 days in Chile Itinerary

44 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile planner

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San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
Bus
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Punta Arenas
— 4 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus
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Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama

— 3 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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama day trip app.

Lima, Peru to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Santa Cruz

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hacienda Araucano (in Lolol) and San Fernando (Vina Casa Silva & Koyle Family Vineyards). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, examine the collection at Colchagua Museum, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, kick back and relax at Reñaca, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get outside with Mirador Diego Portales.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip planner.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Cruz in May since evenings lows in Valparaiso dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

— 3 nights
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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, head outdoors with Madre Roca Patagonia, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Valparaiso to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is slightly colder than Valparaiso - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Punta Arenas

— 4 nights
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 12th (Sun), plan a day focused around Plaza Armas Punta Arenas. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal, get outside with Strait of Magellan, and learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Punta Arenas tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Punta Arenas, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 4 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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Iglesia Santa Maria de Loreto, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, and explore the activities along Lago Huillinco.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Castro trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Punta Arenas to Castro takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Punta Arenas in May, with highs in Castro at 14°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ancud, Isla Chiloe

— 4 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.
Step out of Ancud to go to Quemchi and see Isla Aucar, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud, visit a coastal fixture at Faro Corona en Chiloe, and don't miss a visit to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ancud trip planner.

Drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Ancud, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Montt (Volcan Osorno & Parque Nacional Alerce Andino). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls and explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Varas online itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Ancud to Puerto Varas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. May in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, make a trip to Ahu Riata, delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanga Roa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Varas to Hanga Roa takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Varas in May: high temperatures in Hanga Roa hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chile travel guide

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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.