49 days in Chile Itinerary

49 days in Chile Itinerary

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49 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Casablanca
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 45 min
4
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h 45 min
5
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Coyhaique
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
8
Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
Bus:  3 h
9
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h
10
Tome
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
11
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Santiago

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Chascona and Concha y Toro. Change things up with a short trip to Odfjell Vineyards in Padre Hurtado (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 9th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Odfjell Vineyards
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

4
nights
Casablanca

Casablanca ©
Tour the young and fast-growing wine region of Casablanca, easily accessible from Santiago and Valparaiso.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matetic Vineyard and Casona Veramonte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Casablanca: Playa Norte (in Santo Domingo) and Museo Vicente Huidobro (in Cartagena). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, explore the venue of Estancia El Cuadro, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Lo Vasquez, and look for gifts at Supermercado del Vino.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Santiago to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Casablanca are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Norte, Museo Vicente Huidobro, Matetic Vineyards
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Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
Vina Casas del Bosque ©
Vina Casas del Bosque

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valle De La Luna and Geyser del Tatio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pukara de Quitor and Father Le Paige Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

Before you visit San Pedro de Atacama, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Casablanca to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Pedro de Atacama when traveling from Casablanca in January, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anakena Beach and Playa Pea. Escape the urban bustle at Rano Raraku and Playa Ovahe. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, get impressive views of Rano Kau, explore the striking landscape at Orongo, and steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa takes 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, plan for much warmer nights in Hanga Roa, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon. Get some cultural insight at Church of San Francisco and Iglesia San Francisco. Change things up with these side-trips from Castro: Dalcahue (Iglesia San Juan, Iglesia de Tenaun, & more) and Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional De Chiloe. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus Nazareno de Andachildo, steep yourself in history at Fortin Tauco, and examine the collection at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Castro route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Castro takes 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Castro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in January: highs in Castro hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, Iglesia de Colo
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Iglesia de Vilupulli ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario

4
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Regional de Ancud and Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe. Faro Corona en Chiloe and Fuerte Ahui will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ancud trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Castro to Ancud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coyhaique online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ancud to Coyhaique by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February in Coyhaique, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cementerio Municipal and Museo Regional De Magallanes. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Expedicion Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, contemplate the long history of British Club, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo, and appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas sightseeing tool .

Getting from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Coyhaique, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Punta Arenas, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun

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.
Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and Le Mouton Vert, Patagonia Merino Sheep Wool are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Torres del Paine National Park and Cueva del Milodon. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Madre Roca Patagonia. Spend the 14th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the galleries of La Tehuelche, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Punta Arenas in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tome.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Madre Roca Patagonia ©
Madre Roca Patagonia
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Tome

Tome ©
Tomé is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario El Morro, then kick back and relax at Coliumo, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Huascar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fuerte La Planchada, kick back and relax at Playa de Dichato, and then stroll through Playa Coliumo.

Make your Tome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Tome. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, you will find days in Tome are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Tome

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Dichato, Museo Huascar, Fuerte La Planchada
Highlights from your plan
Balneario El Morro ©
Balneario El Morro
Museo Huascar ©
Museo Huascar
Fuerte La Planchada ©
Fuerte La Planchada

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Punta De Lobos and Playa Punta de Lobos. Get some cultural insight at Viu Manent Winery and Clos Apalta Lapostolle. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Francois Lurton Natural Style (in Lolol) and San Fernando (Vina Casa Silva & Koyle Family Vineyards). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Vina Montes and examine the collection at Colchagua Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz route planner.

Drive from Tome to Santa Cruz in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Tome, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pichilemu, San Fernando, Hacienda Araucano
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

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