59 days in Chile Itinerary

59 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip itinerary planner

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La Serena
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 8 nights
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Iquique
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 7 nights
Fly
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Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 6 nights
Ferry to Calbuco, Drive to Puerto Varas
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Puerto Varas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pucon
— 4 nights
Bus to Temuco Airport, Fly to Santiago
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Valparaiso
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santiago
— 7 nights
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La Serena

— 4 nights

City of Churches

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Isla Damas and Punta Choros. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Serena: Pisco Elqui (Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal, Fundo Los Nichos, &more) and Pisquera Aba Oficial (in Vicuna). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon, look for gifts at Mary Dubo Mercado Verde, stroll through Playa La Herradura, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Guayacan.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read La Serena trip itinerary tool.

Izmir, Turkey to La Serena is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Izmir to La Serena. Traveling from Izmir in February, things will get somewhat warmer in La Serena: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama

— 8 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Tebinquinche Lake. On the 12th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Baltinache.

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

You can fly from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from La Serena in February since evenings lows in San Pedro de Atacama dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Iquique

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Cavancha and Museo Corbeta Esmeralda. There's lots more to do: see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, wander the streets of Baquedano Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chanavayita, and make a trip to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Iquique sightseeing website.

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 7 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rano Raraku and Ovahe. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui, take in the dramatic natural features at Orongo, and make a trip to Puna Pau.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hanga Roa trip maker app.

You can fly from Iquique to Hanga Roa in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Iquique to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Arenas

— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Plaza Munoz Gamero and Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes. There's lots 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 take in the waterfront at Costanera del Estrecho.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas road trip planner.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Hanga Roa in February, with highs in Punta Arenas at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 6 nights
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of San Francisco and Feria Artesanal Dalcahue. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Tenaun, examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Castro travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Punta Arenas to Castro in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in March, you will find days in Castro are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Varas

— 6 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Museo Antonio Felmer. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Varas side-trips: Frutillar (Museo Colonial Aleman & Muelle Frutillar). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde, steep yourself in history at Casa Yunge, and make a trip to Plaza Frutillar.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Varas journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Castro to Puerto Varas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pucon

— 4 nights
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 off the beaten path and head to Huerquehue National Park and Plaza de Armas de Pucon. Venture out of the city with trips to Neltume (Sendero el Puma, Saltos del Huilo-Huilo, &more) and Emporio Chocolate (in Villarrica). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Sierra Nevada Aventura, and explore the activities along Lake Villarrica.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pucon online trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Varas to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Valparaiso

— 6 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reñaca and Ascensor Reina Victoria. Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Vina Casas del Bosque), Costanera (in Vina del Mar) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Gervasoni, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Nacional, and wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso online day trip planner.

Getting from Pucon to Valparaiso by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santiago

— 7 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Santiago Tower and Iglesia de Los Santos Angeles Custodios. Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.