36 days in Chile Itinerary

36 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santiago
— 5 nights
2
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
3
Valparaiso
— 4 nights
4
Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
5
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
6
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
7
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
8
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights

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 these side-trips from Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, and take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago route builder website.

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

4
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando), Punta De Lobos (in Pichilemu) and Vina Santa Cruz (in Lolol). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Vina Montes, see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, look for gifts at Vinonauta, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip builder app.

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lolol, Vina Casa Silva, Punta De Lobos
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MontGras ©
MontGras
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Parque Nacional La Campana (in Olmue), Confites Merello (in Limache) and Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, stroll through Reñaca, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rioja, and look for gifts at Galeria Espacio Rojo.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Valparaiso tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Cruz in December, expect nights in Valparaiso to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Isla Negra, Parque Nacional La Campana, Confites Merello, Emiliana Organic Vineyards
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La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Walking tours

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt to see Parque Nacional Alerce Andino about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, make a trip to Casa Yunge, and explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos.

Find out how to plan Puerto Varas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Valparaiso to Puerto Varas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Valparaiso in December; daily highs in Puerto Varas reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino

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.
When in Castro, make a side trip to see Cascadas de Tocoihue in Dalcahue, approximately Dalcahue away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Castro holiday maker app.

Traveling by bus from Puerto Varas to Castro takes 3 hours. In December in Castro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Dalcahue, Lago Huillinco
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Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Photography Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

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.
Take a break from Ancud with a short trip to Isla Aucar in Quemchi, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, make a trip to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe, and contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ancud trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castro to Ancud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isla Aucar, Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
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Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, pause for some photo ops at Hanga Kioe, and contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa trip app.

Fly from Ancud to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ancud to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ancud in December, with highs in Hanga Roa at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku

4
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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Antofagasta and see Salar de Atacama, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salar de Atacama, Atacama Desert
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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