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:  6​h 30​min
1
Ancud
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Castro
— 5 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Santiago

2
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A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud and then make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Pinguineras and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ancud attractions planner .

Santiago to Ancud is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ancud can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Islotes de Punihuil and Chiloe. Step out of the city life by going to Chiloe National Park and Lago Huillinco. Take a break from Castro with a short trip to Punta Pirulil in Cucao, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the striking features of Church of Castro, don't miss a visit to Costanera, and see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Castro online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ancud to Castro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, Lago Huillinco, Punta Pirulil
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Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil
Chiloe ©
Chiloe

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