30 days in Chile Itinerary

30 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile vacation planner
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
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Copiapo
— 1 night
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Valparaiso
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Santiago
— 6 nights
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Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Drive to Calbuco, Ferry to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama — 4 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: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, and push the limits with On Safari Atacama.

Plan my day in San Pedro de Atacama using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Copiapo.
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Copiapo — 1 night

Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde, then stroll through Desierto Florido, and finally ponder the design of Plaza Prat.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Copiapo online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Copiapo in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valparaiso: Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas) and Casablanca (Vinedos Veramonte & Emiliana Organic Vineyards). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cerro Concepcion, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Kirche Nuestra Senora de Dolores.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valparaiso driving holiday tool.

Getting from Copiapo to Valparaiso by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vina Santa Cruz (in Lolol) and Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at MontGras, stop by Vinonauta, awaken your taste buds at Viu Manent, and take an unforgettable tour with Colchagua Wine Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip tool.

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Valparaiso in March, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago.
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Santiago — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's still lots to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip builder website.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Puerto Varas.
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Puerto Varas — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Esmeralda (in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales) and Volcan Osorno (in Puerto Montt). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, engage your brain at Galeria Sur Vivo, explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, and enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Varas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Varas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castro.
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Castro, Isla Chiloe — 4 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.
Castro is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Tantauco, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, head off the coast to Chiloe, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Puerto Varas to Castro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ancud.
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ancud: Quemchi (Parque Aventura Chaiguen & Isla Aucar). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, get in touch with nature with Chepu Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ancud sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
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Chile travel guide

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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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