50 days in Chile Itinerary

50 days in Chile Itinerary

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50 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly + Shuttle:  25 h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 9 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Antofagasta
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
3
Vina del Mar
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Valparaiso
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Algarrobo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
San Jose de Maipo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Santiago
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  6 h 30 min
8
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  12 h
10
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Winnipeg

9
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 list of things to see and do now includes Mars Valley or Death Valley, Balloon Rides, Atacama Desert Stargazing, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lascar and Quebrada del Diablo. Escape the urban bustle at Valle Arcoiris and Valle De La Luna. Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro de Atacama: Cementerio de Toconao (in Toconao) and Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu (in San Francisco de Chiu Chiu). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Machuca, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa, and get outside with White And Green International Travel - Day Tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama vacation planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to San Pedro de Atacama is 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Winnipeg in March; daily highs in San Pedro de Atacama reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Antofagasta.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu, Cementerio de Toconao
Highlights from your plan
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Atacama Desert Stargazing ©
Atacama Desert Stargazing
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

2
nights
Antofagasta

Antofagasta ©
A major port city of northern Chile, Antofagasta officially became part of the country in 1904, when the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Chile and Bolivia formerly enshrined a new regional status quo after the War of the Pacific (1879-83).
You've now added Salar de Atacama to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Corazon de Maria, then take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural Estación Antofagasta, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Hito Tropic of Capricorn, explore the activities along Salar de Atacama, and then don't miss a visit to Muelle Salitrero Compania Melbourne Clark.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antofagasta trip itinerary app .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, Antofagasta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Antofagasta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Atacama ©
Salar de Atacama
Iglesia Corazon de Maria ©
Iglesia Corazon de Maria
Centro Cultural Estación Antofagasta ©

3
nights
Vina del Mar

Vina del Mar ©
A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
You've now added Jardin Botanico Nacional to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Chica and La Rambla. Get outdoors at Playa La Laguna and Playa Caleta Abarca. Go for a jaunt from Vina del Mar to Pichidangui to see Iglesia Santa Teresa about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Moai, step into the grandiose world of Wulff Castle, get into the urban bustle at Quinta Vergara, and experience rural life at Campo Educativo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vina del Mar tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Antofagasta to Vina del Mar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antofagasta in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Vina del Mar, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zapallar, Iglesia Santa Teresa, Campo Educativo, Playa Chica
Highlights from your plan
Quinta Vergara ©
Quinta Vergara
Playa La Laguna ©
Playa La Laguna
La Rambla ©
La Rambla

5
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
You've added Galeria Espacio Rojo, El Arco Britanico, Chilean Cuisine Cooking Classes, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Playa Amarilla and Reserva Nacional Lago Penuelas. Step off the beaten path and head to Paseo Gervasoni and Caleta Horcon. Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Casablanca (Estancia El Cuadro & Casa Valle Vinamar). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Yugoslavo, wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, take an in-depth tour of Villa Victoria, and admire the striking features of La Botica Salcobrand.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip builder .

Valparaiso is just a short distance from Vina del Mar. In March, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Algarrobo.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Casablanca, Playa Amarilla
Highlights from your plan
Caleta Portales ©
Caleta Portales
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni
Paseo Yugoslavo ©
Paseo Yugoslavo

4
nights
Algarrobo

Algarrobo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa El Canelillo. Get in touch with nature at Playa Tunquen and Playa El Quisco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matetic Vineyards and Casa Marin Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Algarrobo side-trips: Plaza de las Flores (in Santo Domingo), Cartagena (Museo Vicente Huidobro & Rompe Olas) and Attilio & Mochi Passionate Winemakers (in Casablanca).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Algarrobo trip builder .

You can drive from Valparaiso to Algarrobo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Jose de Maipo.

Things to do in Algarrobo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cartagena, Playa Tunquen, Attilio & Mochi - Passionate Winemakers, Matetic Vineyards, Playa El Quisco
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Canelillo ©
Playa El Canelillo
Playa Tunquen ©
Playa Tunquen
Playa El Quisco ©
Playa El Quisco

6
nights
San Jose de Maipo

Long an oasis for residents of Santiago in need of some fresh air, San Jose de Maipo draws visitors from all four corners of the world.
River Rafting & Tubing has been added to your itinerary. Sewell and Vina Perez Cruz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ex-Tren Militar del Cajon de Maipo and Las Melosas for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose de Maipo side-trips: Hacienda Picarquin (in Rancagua), Alyan the Wine Experience (in Pirque) and Museo de la Gran Mineria de Cobre (in Machali). There's much more to do: admire the engineering at El Yeso Dam, explore the striking landscape at Aguas Panimavidas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Jose De Maipo, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose de Maipo trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Algarrobo to San Jose de Maipo in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Algarrobo in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose de Maipo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in San Jose de Maipo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Machali, Paine, Ex-Tren Militar del Cajon de Maipo, Alyan the Wine Experience, Hacienda Picarquin
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sewell ©
Sewell
Alyan the Wine Experience ©
Alyan the Wine Experience

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 added Barrio Lastarria, High Mountain Experience, Maule Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Vina Santa Rita and Concha y Toro. Popular historic sites such as Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Capilla Medalla Milagrosa Virgen De Los Rayos are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip website .

You can drive from San Jose de Maipo to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Vina Santa Rita, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Turismo Alumko as well as Playa Lechagua. Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Ancud and Fuerte Ahui. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe and Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud. Get out of town with these interesting Ancud side-trips: Quemchi (Isla Aucar & Parque Aventura Chaiguen). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Pinguineras, look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ancud trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Ancud takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Quemchi, Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Turismo Alumko ©
Turismo Alumko
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

5
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.
You've now added Chiloe to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de Rilan and Iglesia de Vilupulli. Iglesia San Juan and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascadas de Tocoihue (in Dalcahue) and Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Castro online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ancud to Castro by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Dalcahue, Chonchi, Iglesia de Rilan, Iglesia de Colo
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe ©
Chiloe
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Photography Tours

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Rano Raraku and Ahu Vinapu. Visit Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Vaihu for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Rapa Nui Parque Nacional, stroll through Anakena, explore the fascinating underground world of Ana Te Pahu, and don't miss a visit to Papa Vaka.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Castro to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Castro in April, you will find days in Hanga Roa are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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