60 days in Chile Itinerary

60 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile holiday planner

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Valparaiso
— 5 nights
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Algarrobo
— 5 nights
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Santiago
— 8 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tome
— 3 nights
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Puerto Varas
— 5 nights
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
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Queilen, Isla Chiloe
— 1 night
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 6 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Punta Arenas
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Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 6 nights
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Arica
— 3 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Paseo Gervasoni and Paseo Yugoslavo. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Sebastiana and Palacio Baburizza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valparaiso: Playa Luna (in Puchuncavi), La Rambla (in Zapallar) and Vina Casas del Bosque (in Casablanca). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Reñaca, wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso, and explore the historical opulence of Palacio Valle.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip itinerary planning app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Valparaiso is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Valparaiso. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Algarrobo.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Algarrobo

— 5 nights
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Punta De Tralca and Playa Tunquen. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa de Isla Negra and Emiliana Organic Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Algarrobo: Cartagena (Museo Vicente Huidobro & Museo Villa Lucia), Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca) and Casablanca (Kingston Family Vineyards & Vinedos Veramonte).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Algarrobo trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Valparaiso to Algarrobo in 1.5 hours. In December in Algarrobo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Algarrobo

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Santiago

— 8 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Chascona and Former National Congress Building. Let the collections at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos capture your imagination. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Concha y Toro in Pirque, approximately Pirque away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, learn more about the world around you at Museo Colchagua, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, and walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Algarrobo to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colchagua Museum and Viu Manent Winery. Visiting Punta De Lobos and Cabalgatas Valle de Colchagua will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando) and Centro Astronomico Tagua Tagua (in San Vicente de Tagua Tagua). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at MontGras.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tome.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tome

— 3 nights
Tomé is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coliumo and Playa Coliumo. Get outdoors at Balneario El Morro and Playa de Cocholgue. Step out of Tome to go to Penco and see Playa de Penco, which is approximately 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bellavista and stroll through Playa de Pingueral.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tome day trip website.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Tome in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tome, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Tome

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Petrohué Waterfalls and Volcan Osorno. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Yunge and Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt to see Parque Nacional Alerce Andino about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Angelmo, and enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas tour website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tome to Puerto Varas. Traveling from Tome in January, things will get slightly colder in Puerto Varas: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ancud, Isla Chiloe

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Regional de Ancud and Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe. Get in touch with nature at Playa Lechagua and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Aventura Chaiguen in Quemchi (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Faro Corona en Chiloe, don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio, stroll through Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, and see the interesting displays at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ancud day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Puerto Varas to Ancud in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. January in Ancud sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Queilen.

Things to do in Ancud

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Queilen, Isla Chiloe

— 1 night
Queilén is a town and commune in the Archipelago of Chiloé in southern Chile. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Quilun Ecoturismo Marino.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Queilen travel planner.

Drive from Ancud to Queilen in 2.5 hours. January in Queilen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Castro.

Things to do in Queilen

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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 and learn at Museo Municipal de Castro and Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe, and stroll through Parque Tantauco.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Castro trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Queilen to Castro takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Castro are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Isla Magdalena will get you outdoors. Cementerio Municipal and British Club will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, explore the galleries of La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno, learn more about the world around you at Museo de Historia Natural Rio Seco, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Castro to Punta Arenas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Castro in January: highs in Punta Arenas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and Le Mouton Vert. Visiting Glacier Grey and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, and examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) vacation website.

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) when traveling from Punta Arenas in January, with lows around 11°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

San Pedro de Atacama

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valle De La Luna and Geyser del Tatio. Appreciate the collections at Father Le Paige Museum and Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, explore the striking landscape at Licancabur, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama attractions site.

Fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). On the 7th (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 · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arica

— 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Lauca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Valle de Apachetas, then see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Anzota, and finally kick back and relax at El Laucho Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arica trip builder tool.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica by bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arica

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Chile travel guide

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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.