45 days in Chile Itinerary

45 days in Chile Itinerary

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45 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  21​h
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Santiago
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Valparaiso
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Punta Arenas
— 10 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  6​h
7
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
9
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Bus:  15​min
10
Puerto Montt
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
11
Santiago
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  21​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santiago online trip builder .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Santiago is an approximately 21-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

7
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: kick back and relax at Anakena, head outdoors with Ana Kai Tangata, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, and delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Hanga Roa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Enjoy Santiago some more: see the interesting displays at La Chascona, walk around Parque Araucano, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Valparaiso on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Barrio Lastarria
Barrio Lastarria

3
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, make a trip to Cerro Concepcion, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Yugoslavo, and take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Canopy El Canelo, Casa de Isla Negra
Highlights from your plan
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

3
nights
Santiago

Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in San Jose de Maipo, about 1h 10 min away. Explore Santiago further: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Colorado, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio Benedictino de Las Condes, look for gifts at Tienda Nueva Costanera, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Santiago itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museo de la Moda ©
Museo de la Moda
Parque Bicentenario ©
Parque Bicentenario

10
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.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, nature, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Strait of Magellan, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, examine the collection at Museo Del Recuerdo, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Punta Arenas are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun

3
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Go for a jaunt from Ancud to Quemchi to see Isla Aucar about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Ancud, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud, and kick back and relax at Playa Lechagua.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ancud trip maker site .

Getting from Punta Arenas to Ancud by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Ancud are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Aucar
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Plaza de Armas de Ancud ©
Plaza de Armas de Ancud

3
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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, golf, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Huillinco, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Costanera.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Castro trip planner .

Take a bus from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Castro sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chonchi, Chiloe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Photography Tours
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco

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.
Puerto Varas is known for parks, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Casa Yunge.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas trip itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

1
night
Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Montt trip itinerary planning app .

Puerto Montt is just a stone's throw from Puerto Varas. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Montt are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Angelmo ©
Angelmo

3
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 38 minutes away). Enjoy Santiago some more: go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Santiago road trip tool .

Fly from Puerto Montt to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping Tours Museums

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

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