31 days in Chile Itinerary

31 days in Chile Itinerary

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31 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h 45 min
2
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Santiago
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 15 min
5
Valle Nevado
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Valparaiso
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Portillo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
San Pedro de Atacama
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

3
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ahu Tongariki, take in the dramatic natural features at Orongo, delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa tour planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Hanga Roa is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Nassau to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nassau, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Hanga Roa, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Castro.

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

4
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Castro: Dalcahue (Cascadas de Tocoihue & Iglesia San Juan), Cucao (Punta Pirulil & Muelle de las Almas) and Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, and head off the coast to Chiloe.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Castro travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Castro takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Castro is 2 hours. When traveling from Hanga Roa in August, plan for colder days in Castro, with highs around 11°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Chonchi, Isla Chiloe, Cucao, Iglesia de Colo
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Islotes de Punihuil ©
Islotes de Punihuil
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco

4
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Go for a jaunt from Ancud to Quemchi to see Parque Aventura Chaiguen about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, make a trip to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ancud trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ancud can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Aventura Chaiguen
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ancud to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

1
night
Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado ©
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Valle Nevado day trip planning tool.

Take a shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

4
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque, Kingston Family Vineyards, &more) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from La Piedra Feliz.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso day trip planning website.

You can drive from Valle Nevado to Valparaiso in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Portillo.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trips

Casablanca, Vina del Mar, Casa de Isla Negra
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Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra

1
night
Portillo

Portillo ©
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the activities along Laguna del Inca and then hit the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portillo visit site.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Portillo takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Portillo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ski Portillo Just For The Day ©
Ski Portillo Just For The Day
Laguna del Inca ©
Laguna del Inca

6
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, and look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Portillo to San Pedro de Atacama with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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