57 days in Chile Itinerary

57 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip itinerary planner
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Santiago
— 6 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 5 nights
Drive
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Algarrobo
— 4 nights
Drive
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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
Drive
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
Drive
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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 Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts 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 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and take a stroll through Barrio Lastarria.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Santiago online journey planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Valparaiso.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Adventure
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

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: Quintay (Playa Chica & Playa Quintay), Casablanca (Bodegas RE & Vina Casas del Bosque) and La Rambla (in Zapallar). 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.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Algarrobo — 4 nights

Visiting Playa El Canelillo and Playa Punta De Tralca will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Algarrobo: Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas), Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca) and Casablanca (Vinedos Veramonte, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, &more).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Algarrobo trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Valparaiso to Algarrobo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.
Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

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 · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

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.
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
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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 Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud. Get in touch with nature at Playa Lechagua and Pinguineras. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Fuerte Ahui, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ancud driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Melipeuco to Ancud in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Ancud sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Castro.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

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 de Colo. You'll explore and learn at Museo Municipal de Castro and Museo Historico Etnografico. Explore Castro's surroundings by going to Quilun Ecoturismo Marino (in Queilen) and Iglesia San Juan (in Dalcahue). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli, examine the collection at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, steep yourself in history at Fortin Tauco, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Castro route builder app.

You can drive from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

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. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, take in the waterfront at Sailing Capitan Haase, see the interesting displays at Museo Antonio Felmer, and have fun at In Puerto Varas.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Varas day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Coyhaique.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

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.
Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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 Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Strait of Magellan. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, head off the coast to Expedicion Fitz Roy, see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, and contemplate the long history of British Club.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta Arenas trip builder website.

You can fly from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hanga Roa.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

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 Orongo will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Rano Raraku and Ahu Akahanga are in your itinerary. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, kick back and relax at Ovahe, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, and make a trip to Ahu Riata.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa online attractions planner.

Fly from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. In February, Hanga Roa is much warmer than Punta Arenas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Iquique.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:

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 Chanavayita. Museum-lovers will appreciate Salitrera Santa Laura and Regional Museum of Iquique. There's lots more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, don't miss a visit to Terminal Agropecuario de Iquique - Region de Tarapaca, head outdoors with Paragliding Oasisfly Iquique, and examine the collection at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Iquique online trip planner.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Iquique in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Island Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to San Pedro de Atacama.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

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 Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, 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
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:

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.