60 days in Chile Itinerary

60 days in Chile Itinerary

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Santiago
— 7 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pucon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Drive to Calbuco, Ferry to Huicha
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Punta Arenas
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Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
Bus
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 8 nights
Drive
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Antofagasta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iquique
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 7 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Museo Historico Nacional. Get a sense of the local culture at Vina Santa Rita and Museo Interactivo Mirador. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Panul Community Park (in La Florida) and Cerro Punta Horizonte (in San Jose de Maipo). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and do a tasting at Vina Cousino Macul.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major aiport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa de Isla Negra and Museo Maritimo Nacional. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moai and Paseo Yugoslavo. Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca), Iglesia Las Mercedes (in Papudo) and Cinco Oceanos Dive Center (in Algarrobo). There's still lots to do: stroll through Reñaca, don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and wander the streets of Cerro Alegre.

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Drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colchagua Museum and MontGras. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Punta de Lobos and Salinas de Cahuil. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Lolol (Hacienda Araucano & Vina Santa Cruz), Punta De Lobos (in Pichilemu) and San Fernando (Vina Casa Silva & Koyle Family Vineyards). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Laura Hartwig Winery, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua, look for gifts at Vinonauta, and get a dose of the wild on Cabalgatas Valle de Colchagua.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip maker.

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, Santa Cruz is slightly colder than Valparaiso - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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 out of the city life by going to Saltos del Huilo-Huilo and Maichin Turismo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Huerquehue National Park and Museo de los Volcanes. When in Pucon, make a side trip to see Sendero el Puma in Neltume, approximately Neltume away. And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, look for gifts at Chocolates Rucamalal, and look for all kinds of wild species at Huilo Huilo Reserva Biologica.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Pucon trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Pucon by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Puerto Varas

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Parque Nacional Alerce Andino. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Volcan Osorno and Muelle de Paseo. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

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Traveling by car from Pucon to Puerto Varas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chiloe National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get some cultural insight at Church of San Francisco and Iglesia de Tenaun. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castro: Ancud (Museo Regional de Ancud & Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud). It doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Castro tour builder site.

Getting from Puerto Varas to Castro by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Castro

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Isla Magdalena. Let the collections at Nao Victoria Museo and Museo de Historia Natural Rio Seco capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, and examine the collection at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Castro to Punta Arenas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Castro in July, expect Punta Arenas to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Grey and Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza). Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Last Hope Distillery. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Muelle Historico and view the masterpieces at La Tehuelche.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) day trip app.

Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Termas Banos de Puritama and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Laguna Chaxa. Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Toconao and see Cementerio de Toconao, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, head outdoors with White And Green International Travel - Day Tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in July, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are much warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antofagasta.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Antofagasta

— 2 nights

Pearl of the North

A major port city of northern Chile, Antofagasta officially became part of the country in 1904, when the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Chile and Bolivia formerly enshrined a new regional status quo after the War of the Pacific (1879-83).
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional de Antofagasta, then explore the striking landscape at La Portada, and finally take in the views from Muelle Salitrero Compania Melbourne Clark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Corazon de Maria, then see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Estación Antofagasta, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Capilla Militar Nuestra Senora de Carmen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Antofagasta trip planning tool.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in July, plan for slightly colder days in Antofagasta, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Iquique.

Things to do in Antofagasta

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Get some cultural insight at Baquedano Street and Regional Museum of Iquique. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Cavancha and Salitrera Santa Laura. The adventure continues: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, make a trip to Monumento Al Pampino Salitrero, and pause for some photo ops at Torre del Reloj.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Iquique online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Antofagasta to Iquique in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Iquique

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rano Raraku and Ahu Vinapu. Step out of the city life by going to Orongo and Anakena. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, enjoy the sand and surf at Ovahe, explore the fascinating underground world of Ana Kakenga, and pause for some photo ops at Hanga Kioe.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa trip planning tool.

You can fly from Iquique to Hanga Roa in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.