16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

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16 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Calama
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Hanga Roa
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
3
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
4
Puerto Montt
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Santiago
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Barcelona


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1
day
Calama

Calama ©
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Estadio Zorros del Desierto, don't miss a visit to Parque para la Preservacion de la Memoria Historica, then get outside with Sol Del Desierto, and finally make a trip to Mina de Chuquicamata.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Calama trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Calama is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Calama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Calama

Outdoors
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Estadio Zorros del Desierto ©
Estadio Zorros del Desierto
Mina de Chuquicamata ©
Mina de Chuquicamata

2
nights
Hanga Roa

Hanga Roa ©
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.
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, make a trip to Ahu Riata, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena Beach, and steep yourself in history at Orongo.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa travel planning website .

You can fly from Calama to Hanga Roa in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Calama to Hanga Roa. Traveling from Calama in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Hanga Roa, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

2
nights
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Saltos del Petrohue, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro, have fun at In Puerto Varas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Varas day trip site .

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Puerto Varas in 10 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Varas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hanga Roa in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Puerto Varas, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue

2
nights
Puerto Montt

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 30th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Tronador and then get impressive views of Volcan Osorno. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Alerce Andino.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Montt trip itinerary planning site .

Puerto Montt is just a stone's throw from Puerto Varas. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cerro Tronador
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino
Cerro Tronador ©
Cerro Tronador

5
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Dedicate the 5th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santiago, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Montt to Santiago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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