8 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

8 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

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8 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

Start: Santiago
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h
1
Castro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Quemchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ancud
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Santiago

3
nights
Castro

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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Church of Castro, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nercon, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Costanera.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Castro day trip planning website .

Santiago to Castro is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Castro are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Quemchi.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Chiloe National Park
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Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Costanera ©
Costanera

1
night
Quemchi

Quemchi ©
Quemchi is a Chilean town and commune in Los Lagos Region, located in the eastern shore of ChiloƩ Island. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Francisco Coloane, identify plant and animal life at Parque Aventura Chaiguen, and then head off the coast to Isla Aucar.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Quemchi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Castro to Quemchi takes 1.5 hours. March in Quemchi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Quemchi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Casa Museo Francisco Coloane ©
Casa Museo Francisco Coloane

3
nights
Ancud

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Ancud is known for outdoors, museums, historic sites, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Pinguineras, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, stroll through Playa Lechagua, and make a trip to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ancud road trip website .

Traveling by car from Quemchi to Ancud takes an hour. March in Ancud sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
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Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Fuerte San Antonio ©
Fuerte San Antonio
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud