59 days in Chile Itinerary

59 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile holiday planner

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Santiago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 5 nights
Fly
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La Serena
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Bus
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Arica
— 3 nights
Fly
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Punta Arenas
— 6 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
Bus
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Puerto Varas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Osorno
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pucon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valdivia
— 5 nights
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Santiago

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo). And it doesn't end there: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, visit Barrio Bellavista, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and browse the different shops at Costanera Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Valparaiso

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Vina Casas del Bosque), Isla Negra (La Nave Imaginaria & Casa de Isla Negra) and Parque Nacional La Campana (in Olmue). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, take in the waterfront at Paseo Atkinson, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rioja.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Valparaiso tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to La Serena.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

La Serena

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plazuela de Juegos Gabriela Mistral (in Monte Grande), Playas Socos (in Tongoy) and Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt (in Punta Choros). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Central Tour la Serena, don't miss a visit to Barrio Patrimonial La Serena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read La Serena trip itinerary site.

Getting from Valparaiso to La Serena by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in La Serena are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro de Atacama: Salar de Atacama (in Antofagasta) and Cementerio de Toconao (in Toconao). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Serena in February, San Pedro de Atacama is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Arica.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Arica

— 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Lauca. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Morro de Arica, admire the striking features of San Marcos Church, Head underground at Cuevas de Anzota, and see the interesting displays at Sea Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arica trip itinerary builder app.

Take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Arica

Parks · Nature · Museums

Punta Arenas

— 6 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.
On the 27th (Sat), plan a day focused around Plaza Armas Punta Arenas. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Isla Magdalena, examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, and steep yourself in history at British Club.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Punta Arenas road trip planning website.

Fly from Arica to Punta Arenas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Castro: Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi), Quilun Ecoturismo Marino (in Queilen) and Dalcahue (Iglesia San Juan & Cascadas de Tocoihue). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, head off the coast to Islotes de Punihuil, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Castro itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Punta Arenas to Castro takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in March, expect nights in Castro to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ancud, Isla Chiloe

— 5 nights
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ancud: Quemchi (Parque Aventura Chaiguen & Isla Aucar). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, enjoy the sea views from Faro Corona en Chiloe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Lechagua, and steep yourself in history at Fuerte Ahui.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ancud vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Castro to Ancud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ancud can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puerto Varas

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Varas side-trips: Puerto Montt (Parque Nacional Alerce Andino, Granja Educativa Tierraviva, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Museo Antonio Felmer, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas trip app.

Traveling by bus from Ancud to Puerto Varas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Osorno.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Osorno

— 4 nights
Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
Osorno is known for spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Granja Educativa Buena Vista, see the interesting displays at Auto Museum Moncopulli, try your luck at Casino Marina del Sol, and contemplate the geological forces at Crater Raihuen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Osorno trip planner.

Drive from Puerto Varas to Osorno in 1.5 hours. March in Osorno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Casinos

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pucon: Villarrica (Parque Natural Dos Rios, Terapias del Sur, &more) and Lago Pellaifa (in Panguipulli). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Geometricas, admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and head outdoors with Sierra Nevada Aventura.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pucon trip maker app.

Drive from Osorno to Pucon in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valdivia.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valdivia

— 5 nights
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
When in Valdivia, make a side trip to see Casa del Castellano in Niebla, approximately Niebla away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, head off the coast to Isla del rey, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico y Antropologico.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Valdivia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Pucon to Valdivia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.