8 days in Chile & San Carlos de Bariloche Itinerary

8 days in Chile & San Carlos de Bariloche Itinerary

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8 days in Chile & San Carlos de Bariloche Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Frutillar, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Santiago, Chile

2
nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
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 Saltos del Petrohue and Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Appreciate the collections at Museo Pablo Fierro and Museo Antonio Felmer. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and engage your brain at Galeria Sur Vivo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas day trip planning app .

Santiago to Puerto Varas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Frutillar.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Museo Antonio Felmer ©
Museo Antonio Felmer

1
night
Frutillar, Chile

Frutillar ©
Known mostly for its annual music festivals, Frutillar sits on the shores of one of the largest lakes in South America.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Plaza Frutillar, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion, make a trip to Muelle Frutillar, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Colonial Aleman, and finally explore the striking landscape of Puyehue National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Frutillar visit planning tool .

Frutillar is very close to Puerto Varas. In February, daily temperatures in Frutillar can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Frutillar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Puyehue National Park
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Puyehue National Park ©
Puyehue National Park
Museo Colonial Aleman ©
Museo Colonial Aleman
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion

1
night
Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Puerto Montt, don't miss a visit to Sentados Frente al Mar, then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, and finally kick back and relax at Angelmo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Montt online day trip planner .

Puerto Montt is just a short distance from Frutillar. February in Puerto Montt sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Angelmo ©
Angelmo
Catedral de Puerto Montt ©
Catedral de Puerto Montt

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Visit Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche and Parroquia San Eduardo for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Patagonia, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Berlina Tap Room, and get some fabulous bargains at Chocolate Patagonico.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Puerto Montt, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

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