60 days in Chile Itinerary

60 days in Chile Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Punta Arenas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Coyhaique
— 2 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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pucon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santiago
— 7 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Exeter, UK to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 24-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 5 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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Anakena, explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, and contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, expect much hotter with lows of 24°C in Hanga Roa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 15th (Tue), plan a day focused around Plaza Armas Punta Arenas. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal, examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, and steep yourself in history at British Club.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas travel route planner.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Island Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in February; daily highs in Punta Arenas reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Coyhaique

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve, get great views at Mirador Marchant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra del Indio.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coyhaique trip app.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Punta Arenas in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coyhaique: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Tantauco, get outside with Outdoor Activities, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Castro vacation planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Coyhaique to Castro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ancud: Quemchi (Parque Aventura Chaiguen & Isla Aucar). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ancud online trip builder.

Getting from Castro to Ancud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Ancud sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Varas: Puerto Montt (Volcan Osorno & Mirador Manuel Montt) and Lake Esmeralda (in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, cruise along Carretera Austral, explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, and take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas online driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Ancud to Puerto Varas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Osorno.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Osorno

— 3 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: walk around Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, contemplate the geological forces at Crater Raihuen, relax in the rural setting at Granja Educativa Buena Vista, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Mateo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osorno trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Varas to Osorno takes 1.5 hours. In March in Osorno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

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.
When in Pucon, make a side trip to see Mercado Fritz in Villarrica, approximately Villarrica away. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Huerquehue National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Villarrica, head outdoors with Canyoning Pucon, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon.

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You can drive from Osorno to Pucon in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Santa Cruz's surroundings by going to Lolol (Hacienda Araucano & Vina Santa Cruz). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at MontGras, see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, stop by Vinonauta, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip app.

Drive from Pucon to Santa Cruz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. March in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valparaiso: Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo), Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, get great views at La Piedra Feliz, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rioja, and don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Valparaiso trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Valparaiso, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.