31 days in Chile Itinerary

31 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile route planner
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Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Bus
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Arica
— 3 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Bus to Santiago, Fly to Hanga Roa
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valparaiso
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama — 4 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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Calama and see Mall Plaza Calama, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planning app.

Georgetown, Guyana to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Georgetown in November, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are little chillier (28°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Arica.
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Arica — 3 nights

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa and then pause for some photo ops at Morro de Arica. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lauca.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arica trip planner.

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Castro on the 22nd (Mon).
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Castro, Isla Chiloe — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Punta Pirulil (in Cucao) and Cascadas de Tocoihue (in Dalcahue). The adventure continues: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Tenaun, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Huillinco.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Castro day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Arica to Castro takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Ancud.
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe — 4 nights

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Ancud is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, look for all kinds of wild species at Pinguineras, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lechagua, and stroll through Chiloe Island Penguin Colony.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ancud trip planning tool.

Drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.
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Santiago — 5 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, and make a trip to Patio Bellavista.

Discover how to plan a Santiago trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ancud to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz — 3 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.
Santa Cruz is known for wineries, museums, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Vina Montes, trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz route planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hanga Roa.
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, look for gifts at Tamure Shop, and make a trip to Ahu Riata.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanga Roa trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Hanga Roa by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santa Cruz to Hanga Roa. When traveling from Santa Cruz in December, plan for slightly colder days in Hanga Roa, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso — 4 nights

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valparaiso: Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). The adventure continues: 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 indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso by flight takes about 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in December, expect Valparaiso to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Chile travel guide

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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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