31 days in Chile Itinerary

31 days in Chile Itinerary

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31 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Vina del Mar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Algarrobo
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Arica
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Iquique
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 30​min
8
Pucon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Valdivia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Osorno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Puerto Montt
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
12
Castro
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
Coyhaique
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
14
Punta Arenas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
15
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre

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 parks, museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary site .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto Alegre to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

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

1
night
Valparaiso

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get great views at La Piedra Feliz, and then see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Valparaiso day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums
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Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
La Piedra Feliz ©
La Piedra Feliz

2
nights
Vina del Mar

Vina del Mar ©
A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and then get outside with Parque Nacional La Campana. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Campo Educativo, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rioja, and then kick back and relax at Reñaca.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vina del Mar online holiday builder .

Vina del Mar is very close to Valparaiso. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Algarrobo.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional La Campana, Campo Educativo
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2
nights
Algarrobo

Algarrobo ©
On the 27th (Wed), do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards and then do a tasting at Matetic Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to La Nave Imaginaria, then see the interesting displays at Casa de Isla Negra, and then do a tasting at Casa Marin Winery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Algarrobo trip planner.

Getting from Vina del Mar to Algarrobo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Algarrobo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arica.

Things to do in Algarrobo

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Isla Negra, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Casa Marin Winery, Matetic Vineyards
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Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards

1
night
Arica

Arica ©
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Valle de Apachetas and then don't miss a visit to El Morro de Arica. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lauca.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arica tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Algarrobo to Arica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in Arica

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parque Nacional Lauca ©
Parque Nacional Lauca
El Morro de Arica ©
El Morro de Arica

1
night
Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone and then examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Iquique trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Arica to Iquique in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Museums Historic Sites
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Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura

3
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, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama day trip planner .

Getting from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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

1
night
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then explore the striking landscape of Huerquehue National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pucon sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Pucon takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Valdivia.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Parasailing & Paragliding
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park

1
night
Valdivia

Valdivia ©
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, then examine the collection at Museo Historico y Antropologico, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Exploracion Rudolph Amandus Philippi.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Valdivia attractions planner.

Drive from Pucon to Valdivia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Valdivia sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Osorno.

Things to do in Valdivia

Museums Parks
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Museo Historico y Antropologico ©
Museo Historico y Antropologico
Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia ©
Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia

2
nights
Osorno

Osorno ©
Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza De Armas and then contemplate the geological forces at Crater Raihuen. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Feria libre de Rahue, stroll around Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Mateo, and finally relax in the rural setting at Granja Educativa Buena Vista.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osorno trip maker .

You can drive from Valdivia to Osorno in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Valdivia in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Osorno: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno ©
Catedral San Mateo ©
Catedral San Mateo
Plaza De Armas ©
Plaza De Armas

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get impressive views of Volcan Osorno, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, and then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Casa Yunge and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Alerce Andino.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Montt trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Osorno to Puerto Montt takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Varas
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino

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.
Step out of Castro with an excursion to Museo Regional de Ancud in Ancud--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, explore the activities along Lago Huillinco, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Castro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Puerto Montt to Castro takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Museo Historico Etnografico, Lago Huillinco, Museo Regional de Ancud
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Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco

1
night
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
On the 15th (Sun), get great views at Mirador Marchant and then identify plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coyhaique trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Castro to Coyhaique takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Coyhaique are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks Trails
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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Mirador Marchant ©
Mirador Marchant

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nights
Punta Arenas

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, then ponder the world of politics at Palacio Montes Pello, then head outdoors with Strait of Magellan, and finally learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get some fabulous bargains at Kenavic.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Coyhaique in December, with highs in Punta Arenas at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Museo Naval y Maritimo ©
Museo Naval y Maritimo

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) vacation planner .

Getting from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Parks Nature
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