60 days in Chile Itinerary

60 days in Chile Itinerary

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60 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  28​h
1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + bus + taxi:  13​h 45​min
2
Arica
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Coyhaique
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Puerto Varas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Osorno
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Santa Cruz
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Valparaiso
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Santiago
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Canberra

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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rano Raraku, head outdoors with Ana Kai Tangata, kick back and relax at Anakena, and stroll through Orongo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip maker .

Canberra, Australia to Hanga Roa is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Easter Is. Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Canberra in October, Hanga Roa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Arica.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Anakena ©
Anakena

4
nights
Arica

Arica ©
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Get out of town with these interesting Arica side-trips: Putre (Putre Church & Parinacota Volcano). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lauca, admire the striking features of San Marcos Church, make a trip to El Morro de Arica, and see the interesting displays at Museo Momias Chinchorro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arica road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Hanga Roa to Arica in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Arica is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arica

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Putre
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Lauca ©
Parque Nacional Lauca
El Morro de Arica ©
El Morro de Arica

5
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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Antofagasta and see Salar de Atacama, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and make a trip to Aldea de Tulor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama journey planner.

Traveling by car from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coyhaique: Cascada del Leon (in Puerto Aisen) and Cerro Castillo (in Villa Cerro Castillo). Spend the 1st (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Coyhaique National Reserve. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Aysen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, and get great views at Mirador Marchant.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Coyhaique itinerary planning site .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Coyhaique by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, expect nights in Coyhaique to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cerro Castillo, Cascada del Leon
Highlights from your plan
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Cerro Castillo ©
Cerro Castillo

4
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
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, look for gifts at Mercado Municipal de Ancud, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ancud online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Coyhaique to Ancud takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Quemchi
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

6
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.
Step out of Castro with an excursion to Punta Pirulil in Cucao--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Bosquepiedra, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Castro route builder .

Traveling by bus from Ancud to Castro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Castro are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, Dalcahue, Punta Pirulil
Highlights from your plan
Isla de Quinchao ©
Isla de Quinchao
Photography Tours
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional Alerce Andino in Puerto Montt (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Tronador, explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, and have fun at In Puerto Varas.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Varas trip maker app .

Traveling by bus from Castro to Puerto Varas takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Osorno.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Montt, Mount Tronador
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

4
nights
Osorno

Osorno ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osorno side-trips: Puente Chirre (in Rio Bueno) and Valdivia (Centro Cultural El Austral, Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, & more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, contemplate the geological forces at Crater Raihuen, indulge your taste buds at Feria libre de Rahue, and ponder the design of Plaza De Armas.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osorno trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Puerto Varas to Osorno takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Osorno can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valdivia, Auto Museum Moncopulli, Puente Chirre
Highlights from your plan
Centro Cultural El Austral ©
Centro Cultural El Austral
Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno ©

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Cruz side-trips: San Fernando (Koyle Family Vineyards & Vina Casa Silva), Lolol (Museo Artesania Chilena, Vina Santa Cruz, & more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Curico). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, trot along with a tour on horseback, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Escolar Laguna Taguatagua, and see the sky in a new way at Centro Astronomico Tagua Tagua.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz holiday site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Osorno to Santa Cruz. When traveling from Osorno in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trips

Lolol, San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, San Fernando, Wine Tours & Tastings, Casona Agustin Echenique
Highlights from your plan
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum

6
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Parque Nacional La Campana (in Olmue), Isla Negra (La Nave Imaginaria & Casa de Isla Negra) and Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Casona Veramonte, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, admire the striking features of Palacio Rioja, do a tasting at Matetic Vineyards, and make a trip to Cerro Concepcion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Cruz in November, you will find days in Valparaiso are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Casablanca, Isla Negra, Matetic Vineyards, Vina Von Siebenthal
Highlights from your plan
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Ski Portillo (in Portillo), Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago day trip planner.

Take a bus from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Ski Portillo
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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