57 days in Chile Itinerary

57 days in Chile Itinerary

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57 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 15​min
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Puerto Varas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pucon
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Santiago
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
La Serena
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
10
Iquique
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
11
San Pedro de Atacama
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Toronto

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rano Kau and Orongo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rapa Nui National Park and Ahu Vinapu. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, kick back and relax at Anakena Beach, make a trip to Puna Pau, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanga Roa day trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Hanga Roa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Easter Is. Time (EAST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Hanga Roa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and head outdoors with Patagonia Line.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) attractions app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Is. Time (EAST) to Chile Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa in September, things will get cooler in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez and Cementerio Municipal. Take a break from the city and head to Expedicion Fitz Roy and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero, and head outdoors with Strait of Magellan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas online travel route builder .

Traveling by bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Isla Magdalena ©
Isla Magdalena
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chiloe National Park and Photography Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of San Francisco and Iglesia de Jesus Nazareno de Andachildo. Get out of town with these interesting Castro side-trips: Parque Aventura Chaiguen (in Quemchi) and Ancud (Playa Lechagua, Pinguineras, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

Start your trip to Castro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Punta Arenas to Castro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Castro are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Ancud, Chonchi, Parque Aventura Chaiguen, Museo Historico Etnografico
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Photography Tours
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Colonial Aleman and Museo Pablo Fierro. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Kayaking & Canoeing. When in Puerto Varas, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Alerce Andino in Puerto Montt, approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcan Osorno and take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Petrohue.

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Getting from Castro to Puerto Varas by bus takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Puerto Montt, Museo Colonial Aleman
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Huerquehue National Park and Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Region IX Ltd. Change things up with these side-trips from Pucon: Saltos del Huilo-Huilo (in Neltume) and Catedral de Villarrica (in Villarrica). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Caburga, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, stop by Chocolates Rucamalal, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pucon travel app .

You can drive from Puerto Varas to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Villarrica, Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo, Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Lake Caburga ©
Lake Caburga

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at MontGras and Vina Montes. Get in touch with nature at Playa Punta de Lobos and Salinas de Cahuil. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Lolol (Francois Lurton Natural Style, Vina Santa Cruz, & more) and San Fernando (Vina Casa Silva & Koyle Family Vineyards). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Colchagua Museum, learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery, and stop by Vinonauta.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz visit app .

Getting from Pucon to Santa Cruz by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lolol, Pichilemu, San Fernando
Highlights from your plan
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Playa Punta de Lobos ©
Playa Punta de Lobos

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 Vina Undurraga and Vina Casas del Bosque. Step out of the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque), Vina Santa Rita (in Buin) and Ski Portillo (in Portillo). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, examine the collection at La Chascona, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago online route planner .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Casablanca, Vina Santa Rita, Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Ski Portillo
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

3
nights
La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Get in touch with nature at Playa La Herradura and Isla Damas. Explore hidden gems such as Valle del Elqui and Punta Choros. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena, see the interesting displays at San Francisco Church, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin del Corazon.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our La Serena planning app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to La Serena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in La Serena, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Playa La Herradura
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas
Playa La Herradura ©
Playa La Herradura

2
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.
On the 18th (Sun), see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, then stroll through Playa Cavancha, then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, get engrossed in the history at Regional Museum of Iquique, and then take a stroll through Baquedano Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Iquique trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from La Serena to Iquique in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street

8
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.
Get outdoors at Valle Arcoiris and Atacama Desert. Museo del Meteorito and Iglesia de Socaire are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Baltinache, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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