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
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
3
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
4
Puerto Montt
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Santiago
— 3 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Estadio Zorros del Desierto, then make a trip 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 traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Calama trip itinerary 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. When traveling from Barcelona in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Calama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Calama

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

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ahu Tongariki and Orongo. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Rano Kau, explore the ancient world of Rano Raraku, contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, and make a trip to Ahu Akivi.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Calama to Hanga Roa in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calama to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calama in November, expect much hotter with lows of 20°C in Hanga Roa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time 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
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Museo Pablo Fierro. Venture out of the city with trips to Frutillar (Muelle Frutillar & Museo Colonial Aleman). On the 29th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, engage your brain at Galeria Sur Vivo, and get impressive views of Volcan Calbuco.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Puerto Varas takes 10 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Varas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hanga Roa, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Puerto Varas, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Frutillar
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Muelle Frutillar ©
Muelle Frutillar

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 2nd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Granja Educativa Tierraviva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Puerto Montt, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Osorno. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Alerce Andino.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Montt trip planner .

Puerto Montt is just a short distance from Puerto Varas. In December in Puerto Montt, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino
Catedral de Puerto Montt ©
Catedral de Puerto Montt

3
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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Montt to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Nature Parks
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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