15 days in Maule Region Itinerary

15 days in Maule Region Itinerary

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15 days in Maule Region Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Travel:  23​h 15​min
1
Putu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Linares
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Talca
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Molina
— 2 nights
Travel:  22​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Putu

Putu ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra de la Iglesia.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Putu attractions planning tool .

Seattle, USA to Putu is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Chile Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Seattle in January, you will find days in Putu are much hotter (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Linares.

Things to do in Putu

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Constitucion
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Mercado de Constitucion ©
Mercado de Constitucion
Biblioteca Municipal de Constitucion ©

4
nights
Linares

Linares ©
Linares is a Chilean city and commune located in the Maule Region and lies in the fertile Chilean Central Valley, 303km south of Santiago and 50km south of Talca, the regional capital. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre and Catedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Artesanias Chilenas and Maestra Madre Rari. Explore Linares' surroundings by going to Reserva Nacional Federico Albert (in Chanco), Embalse Bullileo (in Parral) and Lago Colbun (in Colbun). There's more to do: explore the activities along Rio Achibueno.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Linares trip planner .

Drive from Putu to Linares in 2 hours. January in Linares sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Talca.

Things to do in Linares

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Colbun, Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre, Embalse Bullileo, Reserva Nacional Federico Albert
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Reserva Nacional Federico Albert ©
Reserva Nacional Federico Albert
Rio Achibueno ©
Rio Achibueno
Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre ©
Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre

5
nights
Talca

Talca ©
Although it provided the setting for the signing of the Chilean declaration of independence in 1818, Talca has lost some of its political power and luster over the years.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Balduzzi Vineyards & Winery and Erasmo. Step out of the city life by going to Vilches Alto and Empedrado. Take a break from Talca with a short trip to Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay in San Clemente, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Corazon de Maria, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central Municipal de Talca, and browse the range of quality goods at Mall Portal Centro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Talca online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Linares to Talca in an hour. January in Talca sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Molina.

Things to do in Talca

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

San Clemente, San Javier
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Vilches Alto ©
Vilches Alto
Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay ©
Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay
Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery ©
Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery

2
nights
Molina

Molina ©
On the 18th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ingles and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then hike along Curico Valley Wine Route.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Molina driving holiday planner.

Drive from Talca to Molina in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Molina

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Curico Valley Wine Route
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Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas ©
Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas
Parque Ingles ©
Parque Ingles