45 days in Chile, Patagonia & Orlando Itinerary

45 days in Chile, Patagonia & Orlando Itinerary

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45 days in Chile, Patagonia & Orlando Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Chaiten, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Futaleufu, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Puyuhuapi, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Cochrane, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Tortel, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Chile Chico, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
12
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  8​h
15
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
16
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
17
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
18
Orlando, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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Santiago, Chile

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at San Francisco Church, then take a stroll through Barrio Italia, then do a tasting at Santa Carolina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Kingston Family Vineyards and then learn about winemaking at Bodegas RE.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Chile Time is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

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Casablanca
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San Francisco Church ©
San Francisco Church
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards
Bodegas RE ©
Bodegas RE

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nights
Puerto Montt, Chile

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 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Romahue, browse the different shops at Paseo Puerto Varas, and then kick back and relax at Angelmo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Montt online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Puerto Montt, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chaiten.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Varas, Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion
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Angelmo ©
Angelmo
Museo Pablo Fierro ©
Museo Pablo Fierro
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion

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Chaiten, Chile

Chaiten ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional Corcovado and Mirador Chaiten. Take a break from the city and head to Ventisquero Yelcho and Ventisquero El Amarillo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chaiten road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Montt to Chaiten. In February, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Futaleufu.

Things to do in Chaiten

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Parque Nacional Corcovado ©
Parque Nacional Corcovado
Mirador Chaiten ©
Mirador Chaiten

2
nights
Futaleufu, Chile

Futaleufu ©
Futaleufú is a Chilean town and commune located in Northern Patagonia, specifically in Palena Province, Los Lagos Region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then stroll through Piedra del Aguila.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Futaleufu online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Chaiten to Futaleufu with the Route module. When traveling from Chaiten in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Futaleufu: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puyuhuapi.

Things to do in Futaleufu

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Piedra del Aguila ©
Piedra del Aguila
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Puyuhuapi, Chile

Puyuhuapi ©
A peaceful village sitting between the sea and snowy mountains, Puyuhuapi provides convenient access to Parque Nacional Queulat and Termas de Puyuhuapi hot springs.
Escape the urban bustle at Ventisquero Colgante and Sendero Bosque Encantado. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Queulat and Sendero Padre Garcia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puyuhuapi online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Futaleufu to Puyuhuapi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Puyuhuapi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Villa Cerro Castillo.

Things to do in Puyuhuapi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sendero Bosque Encantado
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Parque Nacional Queulat ©
Parque Nacional Queulat

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nights
Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile

Villa Cerro Castillo ©
On the 4th (Wed), get outside with Senderos Patagonia - Day Adventures and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fjord Quitralco. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Museo Escuela - Paredón Las Manos and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Castillo.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Villa Cerro Castillo itinerary maker app .

Drive from Puyuhuapi to Villa Cerro Castillo in 6 hours. Traveling from Puyuhuapi in March, expect Villa Cerro Castillo to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Villa Cerro Castillo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fjord Quitralco
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Cerro Castillo ©
Cerro Castillo
Museo Escuela - Paredón Las Manos ©

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nights
Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bayo Lake. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Marble Cathedrals and then see a world frozen in time at Turismo Puerto Cristal.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Rio Tranquilo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Villa Cerro Castillo to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Rio Tranquilo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cochrane.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turismo Puerto Cristal
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Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Turismo Puerto Cristal ©
Turismo Puerto Cristal

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Cochrane, Chile

Cochrane
Cochrane is a Chilean town and commune in Capitán Prat Province of the Aisén Region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Parque Urbano Natural Las Bardas and then delve into the lush surroundings at Reserva Nacional Lago Cochrane o Tamango.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cochrane tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Cochrane in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll set off for Tortel on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Cochrane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Parque Urbano Natural Las Bardas

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Tortel, Chile

Tortel ©
Tortel is Chilean commune located at the outflow of the Baker River and Pascua River to the Pacific Ocean. On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Isla de los Muertos. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Sendero Cerro La Bandera and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Jorge Montt.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tortel journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cochrane to Tortel takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Chile Chico on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Tortel

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Glacier Jorge Montt ©
Glacier Jorge Montt
Isla de los Muertos ©
Isla de los Muertos

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Chile Chico, Chile

Chile Chico ©
Perched on the gusty shores of a lake separating Chile from Argentina, the small town of Chile Chico makes a great base to explore the surrounding nature.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jeinimeni Lake, and then explore the activities along Laguna Verde.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chile Chico trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Tortel to Chile Chico takes 6.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Chile Chico are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Chile Chico

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Laguna Verde ©
Laguna Verde

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Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Cave of the Hands.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Perito Moreno visit website .

You can drive from Chile Chico to Perito Moreno in an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chile Chico to Perito Moreno due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Perito Moreno are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to El Chalten.
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Cave of the Hands
Cave of the Hands

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El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 15th (Sun), look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, then trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Amanecer en El Chalten.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip maker site .

Drive from Perito Moreno to El Chalten in 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get outside with Enjoy!, learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and finally make a trip to Avenida Libertador. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our El Calafate tour builder app .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in El Calafate are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

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 some cultural insight at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and Glaciar Amalia. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, browse the exhibits of La Tehuelche, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Patagonia Line.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) vacation website .

Traveling by shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in March, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parroquia San Eduardo and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. There's much more to do: trek along Refugio Frey, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing
Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey

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Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt
To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Montt day trip planning site .

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Montt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Montt is minus 1 hour. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toSantiago.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Santiago, Chile

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): wander the streets of Vitacura, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History and then do a tasting at Vina Undurraga.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner .

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 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

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Vina Undurraga
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Horseback Riding Tours
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine and Memorial Presbyterian Church. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach), St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach) and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Circle B Bar Reserve, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orlando online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Santiago to Orlando by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Orlando. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Stetson Mansion, Ormond Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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