60 days in Chile Itinerary

60 days in Chile Itinerary

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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Punta Arenas, Bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 4 nights
Bus
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Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
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Fly to Balmaceda, Foot to Balmaceda, Bus to Coyhaique, Shuttle to Puerto Rio Tranquilo
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Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 1 night
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Shuttle to Coyhaique, Bus to Balmaceda, Foot to Balmaceda, Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calbuco, Drive to Puerto Varas
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Puerto Varas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pucon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Bus to Santiago, Fly to Copiapo
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Copiapo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antofagasta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iquique
— 4 nights
Bus
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Fly
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La Serena
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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.
Get outdoors at Orongo and Ana Te Pahu. Get some cultural insight at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Ahu Nau Nau. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui, delve into the distant past at Ahu Vaihu, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Akivi.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa road trip planning app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Hanga Roa is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Get in touch with nature at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) and Glaciar Amalia. Step off the beaten path and head to Muelle Historico and Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. The adventure continues: see Madre Roca Patagonia, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, take a tour by water with Patagonia Viajes, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Visit Faro San Isidro and Cementerio Municipal for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez and Palacio Sara Braun. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, get outside with Strait of Magellan, make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero, and see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo.

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Traveling by bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 4 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Puerto Rio Tranquilo

— 1 night
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
On the 18th (Fri), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Turismo Puerto Cristal and then explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Cathedrals. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Rio Tranquilo travel route tool.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle from Punta Arenas to Puerto Rio Tranquilo in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in October, expect nights in Puerto Rio Tranquilo to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of San Francisco and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Popular historic sites such as Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon and Iglesia de Vilupulli are in your itinerary. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Lago Huillinco, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas, and step off the mainland to explore Islotes de Punihuil.

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Do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Castro in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Museo Pablo Fierro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Casa Yunge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Varas: 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.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Varas trip itinerary website.

Getting from Castro to Puerto Varas by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pucon

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Huerquehue National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Escape the urban bustle at Saltos del Huilo-Huilo and Sendero el Puma. Step out of Pucon to go to Panguipulli and see Parroquia San Sebastian, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, look for gifts at Chocolates Rucamalal, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Quillelhue.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Pucon road trip planning app.

You can drive from Puerto Varas to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Get in touch with nature at Río de Los Cipreses National Reserve and Playa Punta de Lobos. Get a sense of the local culture at Viu Manent Winery and Colchagua Museum. Step out of Santa Cruz with an excursion to Hacienda Araucano in Lolol--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at MontGras and see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pucon to Santa Cruz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Copiapo

— 3 nights
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de San Vicente de Paul and Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. Explore hidden gems such as Bahia Inglesa and Volcan Ojos del Salado. Get out of town with these interesting Copiapo side-trips: Caldera (Museo Paleontologico de Caldera & Casa Tornini Museo - Centro Cultural) and Museo Minero de Tierra Amarilla (in Tierra Amarilla). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Bahia Cisne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Copiapo, explore the activities along Laguna Verde, and explore the fascinating landscape at Desierto Florido.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Copiapo trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Cruz to Copiapo in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Antofagasta.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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).
Visit Iglesia de San Francisco and Iglesia Corazon de Maria for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at La Portada and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural Estación Antofagasta, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional de Antofagasta, and stop by Rio Grande.

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You can fly from Copiapo to Antofagasta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Antofagasta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Iquique.

Things to do in Antofagasta

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Iquique

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Salitrera Santa Laura and Playa Chanavayita. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda and Baquedano Street. Step out of Iquique to go to Colchane and see Geisers of Puchuldiza, which is approximately 2h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco, stroll through Playa Brava, don't miss a visit to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique, and take in the waterfront at Paseo Peatonal Cavancha.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Iquique route maker website.

You can drive from Antofagasta to Iquique in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piedras Rojas and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Valle Arcoiris and Salar de Aguas Calientes. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, don't miss a visit to Tunel, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to La Serena.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

La Serena

— 4 nights

City of Churches

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.
Visiting Valle del Elqui and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena and Iglesia de Pisco de Elqui. Go for a jaunt from La Serena to Pisco Elqui to see Fundo Los Nichos about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Fray Jorge National Park. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Isla Damas and stroll through Playa La Herradura.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read La Serena day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in La Serena: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.