60 days in Chile Itinerary

60 days in Chile Itinerary

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60 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  24 h
1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  14 h 15 min
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Shuttle:  10 h 15 min
4
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  12 h
5
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Puerto Varas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Pucon
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
8
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
+5
Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 15 min
9
Copiapo
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h 45 min
10
Antofagasta
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
11
Iquique
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
12
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
La Serena
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

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.
Visiting Playa Ovahe and Rano Kau will get you outdoors. Ahu Tahai and Ahu Nau Nau will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Orongo, make a trip to Ahu Akivi, steep yourself in history at Ahu Vinapu, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ana Kakenga.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa route planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Hanga Roa is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lisbon to Hanga Roa. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hanga Roa, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Orongo ©
Orongo

4
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Madre Roca Patagonia and Glaciar Amalia. Get outdoors at Estancia La Peninsula and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, experience the excitement of Patagonia Viajes, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and make a trip to Muelle Historico.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in October: high temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Estancia La Peninsula ©
Estancia La Peninsula
Kayaking & Canoeing
Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) ©

5
nights
Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like British Club and Cementerio Municipal. Step off the beaten path and head to Nao Victoria Museo and Faro San Isidro. Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Mon) at Expedicion Fitz Roy. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, head outdoors with Antarctica21, don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Froward.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas travel route website .

Traveling by bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, Punta Arenas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo

1
night
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Turismo Puerto Cristal and then explore the striking landscape at Marble Cathedrals. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Rio Tranquilo using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Punta Arenas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Rio Tranquilo, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turismo Puerto Cristal
Highlights from your plan
Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Turismo Puerto Cristal ©
Turismo Puerto Cristal

3
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 off the beaten path and head to Church of Castro and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de Vilupulli and Church of Nercon. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Bosquepiedra, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at DecoCalen, and step off the mainland to explore Islotes de Punihuil.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Castro travel planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Castro in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, DecoCalen
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Iglesia de Vilupulli ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Museo Pablo Fierro. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Varas side-trips: Parque Tagua-Tagua (in Puelo) and Parque Nacional Alerce Andino (in Puerto Montt). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Calbuco and make a trip to Casa Yunge.

Plan my day in Puerto Varas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Castro to Puerto Varas by bus takes about 3 hours. In October in Puerto Varas, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Tagua-Tagua, Parque Nacional Alerce Andino
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino
Volcan Calbuco ©
Volcan Calbuco

5
nights
Pucon

Pucon ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Huerquehue National Park and Lake Caburga. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saltos del Huilo-Huilo and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo (in Villarrica), Parroquia San Sebastian (in Panguipulli) and Sendero el Puma (in Neltume). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hike along Los Tres Saltos, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Quillelhue, and stop by Chocolates Rucamalal.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pucon trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Puerto Varas to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Neltume, Parroquia San Sebastian, Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Lake Caburga ©
Lake Caburga

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Colchagua Museum and Clos Apalta Lapostolle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Viu Manent Winery and Laura Hartwig Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Cruz side-trips: Río de Los Cipreses National Reserve (in Rancagua), Francois Lurton Natural Style (in Lolol) and Playa Punta de Lobos (in Pichilemu). There's more to do: do a tasting at MontGras and examine the collection at Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Pucon to Santa Cruz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Copiapo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lolol, Playa Punta de Lobos, Río de Los Cipreses National Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Río de Los Cipreses National Reserve ©

3
nights
Copiapo

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Visit Iglesia San Francisco and Iglesia de San Vicente de Paul for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Bahia Inglesa and Desierto Florido. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copiapo: Caldera (Museo Paleontologico de Caldera & Casa Tornini Museo - Centro Cultural) and Museo Minero de Tierra Amarilla (in Tierra Amarilla). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Ojos del Salado, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde, don't miss a visit to Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Copiapo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copiapo road trip website .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Copiapo in 10.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Antofagasta.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Caldera, Museo Minero de Tierra Amarilla
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Inglesa ©
Bahia Inglesa
Volcan Ojos del Salado ©
Volcan Ojos del Salado
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

2
nights
Antofagasta

Antofagasta ©
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).
Popular historic sites such as Iglesia Corazon de Maria and Iglesia de San Francisco are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Portada and Desierto de Atacama. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo Ferroviario de Antofagasta, and learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional de Antofagasta.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Antofagasta route builder site .

You can take a bus from Copiapo to Antofagasta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Antofagasta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in Antofagasta

Neighborhoods Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca ©
Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca
La Portada ©
La Portada
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

4
nights
Iquique

Iquique ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone and Paseo Peatonal Baquedano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Corbeta Esmeralda and Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Baquedano Street, take in the natural beauty of Geisers of Puchuldiza, head outdoors with Iquique WIngs, and don't miss a visit to Torre del Reloj.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Iquique trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Antofagasta to Iquique takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Geisers of Puchuldiza
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco ©
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piedras Rojas. Step off the beaten path and head to Atacama Desert and Laguna Chaxa. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cordillera de la Sal, and explore the activities along Salar de Aguas Calientes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

4
nights
La Serena

La Serena ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valle del Elqui and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de Pisco de Elqui and Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena. Take a break from La Serena with a short trip to Fundo Los Nichos in Pisco Elqui, about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Fray Jorge National Park. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla Damas and stroll through Playa La Herradura.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Serena itinerary builder app .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in La Serena: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisco Elqui, Playa La Herradura
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena ©
Fray Jorge National Park ©
Fray Jorge National Park

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