45 days in Chile Itinerary

45 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Iquique
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
3
Santiago
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h
4
Pucon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Puerto Montt
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h
7
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
8
Coyhaique
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
9
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 4 nights
Bus:  18 h
10
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  21 h 30 min
End: New York City

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, Turismo Sol de Tarapaca and Baquedano Street. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco and Geisers of Puchuldiza. Explore hidden gems such as Playa Chanavayita and Monumento Al Pampino Salitrero. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Paragliding Oasisfly Iquique, look for gifts at Fabrica de Chumbeques M.Koo, make a trip to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique, and pause for some photo ops at Parque Historico Cultural Bicentenario de Punta Gruesa.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Iquique trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Iquique is an approximately 18- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Iquique due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Geisers of Puchuldiza
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco ©
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street
Geisers of Puchuldiza ©
Geisers of Puchuldiza

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atacama Desert Stargazing, Lascar and Pukara de Quitor. Family-friendly places like Museo del Meteorito and ALMA Observatory will thrill your kids. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mall Plaza Calama and Libreria Del Desierto. Venture out of the city with trips to Cementerio de Toconao (in Toconao) and Rally Karting (in Calama). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Altiplanicas, hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online trip planner.

You can take a bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Calama, Cementerio de Toconao
Highlights from your plan
Lascar ©
Lascar
Atacama Desert Stargazing ©
Atacama Desert Stargazing
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

5
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've now added El Colorado to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vina Undurraga and Bodegas RE. For shopping fun, head to Patio Bellavista or Isidora Goyenechea. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Reñaca in Vina del Mar, approximately Vina del Mar away. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill and do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina.

Discover how to plan a Santiago trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodegas RE, Reñaca, Vina Undurraga
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Cuevas Volcanicas, Huerquehue National Park and Santuario el Cani. Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Sendero el Puma. Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nacional Ferroviario Pablo Neruda de Temuco and Sierra Nevada Aventura. Get out of town with these interesting Pucon side-trips: Panguipulli (Lago Panguipulli & Parroquia San Sebastian) and Temuco (Chocolateria Norweisser & Feria Pinto). It doesn't end there: walk around Bosque Encantado.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Pucon tour itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Pucon in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Temuco, Panguipulli, Sendero el Puma
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Santuario el Cani ©
Santuario el Cani
Climbing Tours

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Feria libre de Rahue and El Galpon Fabrica De Velas Y Jabones. Visiting Playa Los Cisnes and Tierra Outdoors will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Varas side-trips: Auto Museum Moncopulli (in Puyehue), Lake Esmeralda (in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales) and Valle Cochamo (in Cochamo). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of Casa Yunge, stroll around Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, and browse the different shops at Paseo Puerto Varas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pucon to Puerto Varas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Osorno, Plaza Frutillar, Auto Museum Moncopulli, Lake Esmeralda, Playa Los Cisnes
Highlights from your plan
Romahue ©
Romahue
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Centro Cultural Estacion ©
Centro Cultural Estacion

2
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Angelmo and Granja Educativa Tierraviva. Step off the beaten path and head to Volcan Osorno and Mercado Presidente Ibanez. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Monumento Natural Lahuen Nadi, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Paseo Costanera, get great views at Mirador Manuel Montt, and take a leisurely stroll along Muelle de Paseo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Montt travel planner.

Puerto Montt is just a short distance from Puerto Varas. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Montt can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Angelmo ©
Angelmo
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Monumento Natural Lahuen Nadi ©
Monumento Natural Lahuen Nadi

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ahu Tongariki, Orongo and Kava Kava Tours. Get outdoors at Rano Raraku and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Family-friendly places like Anakena and Playa Pea will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau, get impressive views of Poike, stroll around Jardin Tau Kiani Rapa Nui, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ana Te Pahu.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa visit planning website.

Getting from Puerto Montt to Hanga Roa by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 11 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Puerto Montt to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Puerto Montt in August, with highs in Hanga Roa at 70°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo as well as Patagonia Blue. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and La Bodeguita. Next up on the itinerary: trek along coyhaique Mackay hill and try your luck at Casino Dreams Coyhaique.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coyhaique trip planner.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Coyhaique by flight takes about 17.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Coyhaique due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hanga Roa, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Coyhaique, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Patagonia Blue ©
Patagonia Blue
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baker River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marble Cathedrals and Turismo Valle Leones. Visiting Bayo Lake and Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Colores del Lago and head outdoors with Glaciar Exploradores.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Rio Tranquilo trip site.

Traveling by bus from Coyhaique to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. September in Puerto Rio Tranquilo sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Baker River, Marble Cathedrals
Highlights from your plan
Turismo Valle Leones ©
Turismo Valle Leones
Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael

5
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.
You've now added Glaciar Amalia to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Krea Noe and La Tehuelche. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and Pueblo artesanal Etherh Aike. There's still lots to do: get outside with Patagonia Line, get a taste of life in the country at The Condors Nests, Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by bus takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Patagonia Line ©
Patagonia Line
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia

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