36 days in Chile Itinerary

36 days in Chile Itinerary

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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
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Punta Arenas
— 4 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 6 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago
— 6 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
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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.
Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, make a trip to Ahu Riata, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, and explore and take pictures at Rano Raraku.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa vacation builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hanga Roa is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Hanga Roa: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Punta Arenas

— 4 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 4th (Fri), plan a day focused around Plaza Armas Punta Arenas. There's lots more to do: get outside with Strait of Magellan, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, and examine the collection at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Punta Arenas online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas in 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in November: highs in Punta Arenas hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

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Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 6 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.
Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon, examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, and admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Castro visit website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Punta Arenas to Castro in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will leave for Santiago on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:

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.
When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Concha y Toro in Pirque, approximately Pirque away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, get great views at Sky Costanera, and examine the collection at Museo de la Moda.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Castro to Santiago in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:

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.
Step out of Santa Cruz with an excursion to Vina Santa Cruz in Lolol--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Viu Manent, head outdoors with Cabalgatas Valle de Colchagua, and see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

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Traveling by car from Santiago to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

Valparaiso

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas) and Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Vinedos Veramonte). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), view the masterpieces at Miel de Oveja, and kick back and relax at Reñaca.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in November: highs in Valparaiso hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mall Plaza Calama in Calama (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Valparaiso in November, plan for a bit warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

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.