29 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

29 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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Coyhaique
— 5 nights
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Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 4 nights
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Shuttle to Coyhaique, Bus to Balmaceda, Foot to Balmaceda, Fly to Punta Arenas
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Punta Arenas
— 11 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 6 nights
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Coyhaique — 5 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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Coyhaique National Reserve. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo, get great views at Piedra del Indio, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Ovejero, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coyhaique trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Coyhaique is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Berlin to Coyhaique. In April in Coyhaique, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.
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Puerto Rio Tranquilo — 4 nights

Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael. The adventure continues: Head underground at Marble Cathedrals, look for all kinds of wild species at Turismo Valle Leones, explore the activities along Bayo Lake, and stop by Colores del Lago.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Rio Tranquilo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by shuttle from Coyhaique to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Punta Arenas.
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Punta Arenas — 11 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 14th (Thu), plan a day focused around Plaza Armas Punta Arenas. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, take in the waterfront at Costanera del Estrecho, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Magdalena.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas trip itinerary app.

Getting from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Punta Arenas by combination of shuttle, bus, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Rio Tranquilo in April, expect nights in Punta Arenas to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) — 6 nights

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Spend the 24th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Glacier Grey. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, look for gifts at Krea Noe, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza).

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Take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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