14 days in Chile Itinerary

14 days in Chile Itinerary

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14 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  19​h
1
Puerto Varas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Pucon
— 1 night
+5
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  7​h 30​min
4
Vina del Mar
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Valparaiso
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Lago Llanquihue, enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Laguna San Rafael and then identify plant and animal life at Pumalin Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Varas trip itinerary builder.

Montreal, Canada to Puerto Varas is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in January, with highs in Puerto Varas at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Laguna San Rafael, Angelmo, Parque Pumalin
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Angelmo ©
Angelmo
Parque Pumalin ©
Parque Pumalin
Laguna San Rafael ©
Laguna San Rafael

2
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A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lechagua.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ancud sightseeing planner.

Take a bus from Puerto Varas to Ancud in 1.5 hours. January in Ancud sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pucon.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Plaza de Armas de Ancud ©
Plaza de Armas de Ancud

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.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pucon vacation planner.

Getting from Ancud to Pucon by bus takes about 7 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Pucon

Outdoors
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Plaza de Armas de Pucon ©
Plaza de Armas de Pucon

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Playa Amarilla, see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Renaca.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vina del Mar trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pucon to Vina del Mar takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Vina del Mar sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Amarilla
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Playa Amarilla ©
Playa Amarilla

1
night
Valparaiso

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 7th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Matetic Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Kingston Family Vineyards and then do a tasting at Vina Casas del Bosque.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Valparaiso travel itinerary creator.

Valparaiso is just a short distance from Vina del Mar. In January, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Casablanca, Matetic Vineyards
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Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Vina Casas del Bosque ©
Vina Casas del Bosque

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Concha y Toro vineyard and La Chascona. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Atacama Desert, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Valparaiso in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santiago: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Atacama Desert, Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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