57 days in Chile Itinerary

57 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip itinerary planner
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Santiago
— 6 nights
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Valparaiso
— 5 nights
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Algarrobo
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
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Drive to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Fly to La Araucanía Airport, Drive to Melipeuco
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Melipeuco
— 1 night
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
Ferry to Calbuco, Drive to Puerto Varas
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Puerto Varas
— 5 nights
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Coyhaique
— 2 nights
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Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
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Iquique
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
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Santiago — 6 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.
Let the collections at La Chascona and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at San Cristóbal Hill and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Concha y Toro in Pirque--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, take a stroll through Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, stop by Barrio Bellavista, and stop by Patio Bellavista.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santiago holiday builder.

Resistencia, Argentina to Santiago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Resistencia to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Valparaiso.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

Valparaiso — 5 nights

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
We've included these beaches for you: Reñaca and Rocas de Santo Domingo. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Zapallar and Playa Chica. Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: La Rambla (in Zapallar), Casablanca (Bodegas RE & Vina Casas del Bosque) and Quintay (Playa Chica & Playa Quintay). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, look for gifts at Miel de Oveja, kick back and relax at Playa Los Molles, and don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Valparaiso trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Algarrobo.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries
Side Trips

Algarrobo — 4 nights

Visiting Playa El Canelillo and Cinco Oceanos Dive Center will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Punta De Tralca and Playa El Pejerrey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Algarrobo: Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca), Casablanca (Vinedos Veramonte, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, &more) and Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas).

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Algarrobo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Algarrobo takes 1.5 hours. In January in Algarrobo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.
Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

Santa Cruz — 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Punta de Lobos and Punta De Lobos. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Lolol (Hacienda Araucano & Vina Santa Cruz). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at MontGras, trot along with a tour on horseback, and examine the collection at Colchagua Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Algarrobo to Santa Cruz by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Algarrobo in January, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Melipeuco.
Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

Melipeuco — 1 night

Melipeuco is a town and commune (comuna) in Chile, located at the foot of the Andes, in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Conguillio National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melipeuco holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz to Melipeuco with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Regional de Ancud and Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe. Get in touch with nature at Playa Lechagua and Chiloe Island Penguin Colony. The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fuerte Ahui, head outdoors with Pinguineras, don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio, and examine the collection at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ancud road trip planning site.

Getting from Melipeuco to Ancud by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Castro.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Castro, Isla Chiloe — 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de Tenaun and Iglesia San Juan. You'll explore and learn at Museo Municipal de Castro and Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe. Explore Castro's surroundings by going to Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi) and Quilun Ecoturismo Marino (in Queilen). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Vilupulli, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, and contemplate the long history of Fortin Tauco.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Castro online vacation planner.

Drive from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Puerto Varas — 5 nights

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Visiting Petrohué Waterfalls and Volcan Osorno will get you outdoors. Explore Puerto Varas' surroundings by going to Osorno (Crater Raihuen & Catedral San Mateo). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a leisurely stroll along Sailing Capitan Haase, and enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Varas road trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Coyhaique.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Coyhaique — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coyhaique National Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza de Armas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coyhaique travel route app.

You can fly from Puerto Varas to Coyhaique in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Punta Arenas.
Wildlife · Parks

Punta Arenas — 5 nights

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.
Cementerio Municipal and Museo de Historia Natural Rio Seco will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Strait of Magellan. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, contemplate the long history of Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Expedicion Fitz Roy.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Punta Arenas sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coyhaique in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Punta Arenas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Hanga Roa.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Hanga Roa, Easter Island — 5 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.
Visiting Anakena and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Rano Raraku and Orongo are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ahu Tongariki, delve into the distant past at Ahu Akahanga, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, and stroll through Ovahe.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanga Roa tour itinerary site.

Getting from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa by flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Punta Arenas in February, expect Hanga Roa to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Iquique.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip

Iquique — 5 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Cavancha and Playa Brava. Museum-lovers will appreciate Salitrera Santa Laura and Regional Museum of Iquique. And it doesn't end there: see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, make a trip to Terminal Agropecuario de Iquique - Region de Tarapaca, push the limits with an extreme tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Peatonal Baquedano.

Plan trip to Iquique with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Hanga Roa to Iquique in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Iquique is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to San Pedro de Atacama.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

San Pedro de Atacama — 5 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 the city life by going to Geyser del Tatio and Atacama Desert. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. February in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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.