15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive + Fly:  16​h
1
Santiago
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
San Clemente
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Neltume
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Castro
— 2 nights
car+Fly+Car:  17​h
5
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Santiago
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  16​h
End: Denver

1
night
Santiago

Santiago
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Santiago Tower, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santuario de la Naturaleza el Arrayan.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago planning tool .

Denver, USA to Santiago is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Santiago is 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Valdivia.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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4
nights
San Clemente

San Clemente ©
San Clemente is a city and commune administered by the municipality of San Clemente, located in the Talca Province of Chile's Maule Region.DemographicsAccording to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, San Clemente spans an area of 4503.5sqkm and has 37,261 inhabitants (18,988 men and 18,273 women). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay and Embalse Bullileo. Get a sense of the local culture at Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery and Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre. Go for a jaunt from San Clemente to San Javier to see Balduzzi Vineyards & Winery about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Descabezado Grande.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Clemente online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santiago to San Clemente takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in San Clemente are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Neltume.

Things to do in San Clemente

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Javier, Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre, Embalse Bullileo
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Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay ©
Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay
Balduzzi Vineyards & Winery ©
Balduzzi Vineyards & Winery
Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery ©
Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery

3
nights
Neltume

Neltume ©
The small Chilean town of Neltume was the site of social and civil unrest for decades, especially under the regime of Augusto Pinochet.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Sebastian. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Nina Encantada and then head outdoors with Reserva Nacional Mocho Choshuenco.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Neltume day trip tool .

Getting from San Clemente to Neltume by car takes about 7.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Castro.

Things to do in Neltume

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Panguipulli, Reserva Nacional Mocho Choshuenco
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Reserva Nacional Mocho Choshuenco ©
Reserva Nacional Mocho Choshuenco

2
nights
Castro

Castro ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and then head off the coast to Islotes de Punihuil.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Castro online route builder .

You can drive from Neltume to Castro in 7 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Islotes de Punihuil
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Islotes de Punihuil ©
Islotes de Punihuil
Museo Municipal de Castro ©
Museo Municipal de Castro

3
nights
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Puerto Rio Tranquilo
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get impressive views of Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Capillas de Marmol and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bayo Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Rio Tranquilo visit planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi from Castro to Puerto Rio Tranquilo in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Rio Tranquilo are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Santiago

Santiago ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Santuario de la Naturaleza el Arrayan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Santiago by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Wildlife Parks
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Santuario de la Naturaleza el Arrayan ©

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