60 days in Chile & Suriname Itinerary

60 days in Chile & Suriname Itinerary

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Valparaiso, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly to La Araucanía, Bus to Pucon
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Pucon, Chile
— 6 nights
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 6 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 6 nights
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San Jose de Maipo, Chile
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 8 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 8 nights
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Reynsdorp, Suriname
— 2 nights
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Palumeu, Suriname
— 1 night
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Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname
— 1 night
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 10 nights

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Valparaiso, Chile — 6 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Museo Vicente Huidobro (in Cartagena), Humedal De Concon (in Concon) and Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rioja, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Ascensor Reina Victoria.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso day trip planning site.

La Paz, Bolivia to Valparaiso is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in March, with highs in Valparaiso at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pucon.
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Museums · Parks · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Pucon, Chile — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pucon side-trips: Villarrica (Terapias del Sur, Mercado Nehuen, &more) and Lago Pellaifa (in Panguipulli). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Geometricas, walk around Bosque Encantado, stop by Chocolates Rucamalal, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pucon trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valparaiso to Pucon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Varas.
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Puerto Varas, Chile — 6 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Explore Puerto Varas' surroundings by going to Osorno (Plaza De Armas, Salto de la Olla, &more) and Lake Esmeralda (in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, make a trip to El Galpon Fabrica De Velas Y Jabones, and have fun at In Puerto Varas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Varas trip site.

Getting from Pucon to Puerto Varas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Punta Arenas.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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Punta Arenas, Chile — 6 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.
On the 21st (Tue), plan a day focused around Plaza Armas Punta Arenas. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Isla Magdalena, examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, and get outside with Strait of Magellan.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Varas to Punta Arenas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Varas in March, you will find days in Punta Arenas are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to San Jose de Maipo.
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San Jose de Maipo, Chile — 5 nights

Long an oasis for residents of Santiago in need of some fresh air, San Jose de Maipo draws visitors from all four corners of the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose de Maipo: Pirque (Vina El Principal & Concha y Toro). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Aguas Panimavidas, admire the engineering at El Yeso Dam, and enjoy breathtaking views from Observatorio Pailalen.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Jose de Maipo attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to San Jose de Maipo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Punta Arenas in March, plan for warmer days in San Jose de Maipo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 8 nights

City of the Island Hills

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, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at La Chascona, and buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose de Maipo to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.
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Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 8 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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama online holiday maker.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Reynsdorp.
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Reynsdorp, Suriname — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Marienburg suikerfabriek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Warappa Kreek and then examine the collection at Museum Bakkie.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reynsdorp trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Reynsdorp in 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Suriname Time (SRT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April: highs in Reynsdorp hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Palumeu.
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Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Palumeu, Suriname — 1 night

Paloemeu or Palumeu is a small Amerindian village in the interior of Suriname, situated at the site where the Paloemeu River joins the Tapanahoni River. On the 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Potihill.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Palumeu trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reynsdorp to Palumeu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Nieuw Nickerie.
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Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname — 1 night

Thanks to the bustle of its port and travelers departing for the nearby Bigi Pan nature reserve, Nieuw Nickerie seems much bigger than 12,000 residents.
On the 19th (Wed), get outside with Bigi Pan and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nickerie River.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nieuw Nickerie day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palumeu to Nieuw Nickerie. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paramaribo.
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Paramaribo, Suriname — 10 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lelydorp (Pikin Sranan & Neotropical Butterfly Park), Peperpot Nature Park (in Meerzorg) and Fort Nieuw Amsterdam (in Nieuw Amsterdam). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, walk around Palmentuin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Het Koto Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paramaribo holiday planning app.

You can drive from Nieuw Nickerie to Paramaribo in 3.5 hours. In April in Paramaribo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night.
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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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Suriname travel guide

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Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.
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