8 days in Chile & San Martin de los Andes Itinerary

8 days in Chile & San Martin de los Andes Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 day
Fly
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Valdivia, Chile
— 1 night
Drive
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Panguipulli, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santiago, Chile
— 1 day

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Santiago, Chile

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Santos Angeles Custodios, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Bomberos de Santiago, and finally stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip planner.

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major aiport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valdivia.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Valdivia, Chile

Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valdivia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Valdivia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Valdivia are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Panguipulli.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Panguipulli, Chile

Panguipulli is a city and commune in Valdivia Province, southern Chile, administered by the Municipality of Panguipulli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panguipulli: Lago Calafquen (in Lican Ray) and Neltume (Sendero el Puma & Museo de los Volcanes). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Huilo Huilo Reserva Biologica, explore the activities along Termas El Rincon, and don't miss a visit to Casa de la Cultura.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Panguipulli trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Valdivia to Panguipulli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Panguipulli can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Panguipulli

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
San Martin de los Andes is known for scenic drive, beaches, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes, get outside with Lago Lacar, stop by De la Montana, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Panguipulli to San Martin de los Andes takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Santiago, Chile

City of the Island Hills

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip builder website.

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to Santiago in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Martin de los Andes to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites · Museums

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.