54 days in Chile Itinerary

54 days in Chile Itinerary

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54 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Vina del Mar
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
4
Coyhaique
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
5
Pucon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Melipeuco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 45 min
10
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
11
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
12
Santiago
— 7 nights
End: Santiago

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional La Campana and Mirador Diego Portales. Step out of Vina del Mar with an excursion to Costa Esmeralda de Chile in Puchuncavi--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, admire the striking features of Palacio Rioja, don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, and explore the striking landscape at Concon Dunes.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vina del Mar trip maker site .

Santiago to Vina del Mar is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Costa Esmeralda de Chile, Concon Dunes, Parque Nacional La Campana
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional La Campana ©
Parque Nacional La Campana
Concon Dunes ©
Concon Dunes
Reñaca ©
Reñaca

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Torres del Paine National Park and Madre Roca Patagonia. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon, see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Amalia.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Vina del Mar to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vina del Mar in March, with highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) ©

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 in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Strait of Magellan. Spend a day of island exploring on the 13th (Wed) at Expedicion Fitz Roy. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Isla Magdalena, examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, and take a leisurely stroll along Costanera del Estrecho.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas holiday planner .

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Punta Arenas when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Isla Magdalena ©
Isla Magdalena
Antarctica21 ©
Antarctica21

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.
Visiting Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve will get you outdoors. Spend the 17th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Coyhaique National Reserve. It doesn't end there: trek along coyhaique Mackay hill and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coyhaique visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Punta Arenas in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coyhaique: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Coyhaique

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

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.
Visiting Termas Geometricas and Huerquehue National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Pucon side-trips: Villarrica (Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo & Parque Natural Dos Rios). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Ojos del Caburga, look for all kinds of wild species at Region IX Ltd, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the activities along Lake Villarrica.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pucon trip planner.

Getting from Coyhaique to Pucon by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melipeuco.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Villarrica
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Parque Natural Dos Rios ©
Parque Natural Dos Rios
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park

2
nights
Melipeuco

Melipeuco ©
Melipeuco is a town and commune (comuna) in Chile, located at the foot of the Andes, in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Conguillio National Park. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Llaima.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melipeuco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pucon to Melipeuco in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Melipeuco

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Conguillio National Park ©
Conguillio National Park
Llaima ©
Llaima

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.
Visiting Saltos del Petrohue and Volcan Osorno will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Varas: Puerto Montt (Parque Nacional Alerce Andino & Monumento Natural Lahuen Nadi). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, contemplate the long history of Casa Yunge, have fun at In Puerto Varas, and get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas route app .

Getting from Melipeuco to Puerto Varas by car takes about 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Isla Aucar and Pinguineras. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, don't miss a visit to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe, and steep yourself in history at Fuerte Ahui.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ancud visit planner .

You can take a bus from Puerto Varas to Ancud in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ancud are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Aucar
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud

5
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.
Get outdoors at Chiloe National Park and Cascadas de Tocoihue. When in Castro, make a side trip to see Punta Pirulil in Cucao, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, head outdoors with Palafito Trip, and head off the coast to Lemuy Island.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Castro trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Dalcahue, Cucao, Lago Huillinco
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil

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.
Get in touch with nature at Rano Raraku and Anakena Beach. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, don't miss a visit to Ahu Tongariki, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ana Kakenga.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Castro to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Castro to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Castro in April, expect nights in Hanga Roa to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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
Anakena ©
Anakena

3
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 - Valle de la Muerte and Salar de Tara. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Catarpe.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in April, expect cooler with lows of 4°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

7
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.
Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Parque Nacional Pali Aike. Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose de Maipo (River Rafting & Tubing & Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, look for gifts at Costanera Center, take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, and fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Santiago travel route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

San Jose de Maipo, Pali Aike National Park, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
River Rafting & Tubing

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