13 days in Chile Itinerary

13 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 1 night
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz — 2 nights

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.
Step out of Santa Cruz with an excursion to Koyle Family Vineyards in San Fernando--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at MontGras, examine the collection at Colchagua Museum, and stop by Vinonauta.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz online trip builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santa Cruz is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Santa Cruz. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Santiago.
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Wineries · Museums · Shopping
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Santiago — 4 nights

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 shopping, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Santiago by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Castro.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Castro, Isla Chiloe — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon, and then admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco. On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Etnografico, and then look for gifts at DecoCalen.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Castro itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Castro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. March in Castro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ancud.
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe — 1 night

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud.

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Drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Ancud, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Pedro de Atacama.
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San Pedro de Atacama — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cordillera de la Sal and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor and then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ancud to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ancud in March: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to home.
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Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.
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