60 days in Chile Itinerary

60 days in Chile Itinerary

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60 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + bus + taxi:  13​h 45​min
2
Arica
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
La Serena
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
5
Valparaiso
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Santiago
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Osorno
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Puerto Varas
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
10
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h
12
Punta Arenas
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, get impressive views of Rano Kau, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hanga Roa holiday tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Hanga Roa is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hanga Roa. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Hanga Roa to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arica.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Easter Island
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

2
nights
Arica

Arica ©
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Go for a jaunt from Arica to Putre to see Putre Church about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lauca, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, admire the landmark architecture of San Marcos Church, and don't miss a visit to La Tropilla Geoglyphs.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arica itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Hanga Roa to Arica in 14 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Arica, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arica

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Putre Church
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Parque Nacional Lauca ©
Parque Nacional Lauca
El Morro de Arica ©
El Morro de Arica

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
When in San Pedro de Atacama, make a side trip to see Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salar de Atacama, Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

5
nights
La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Serena: Vicuna (Museo Entomologico de Vicuna & Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea), Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt (in Punta Choros) and Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal (in Pisco Elqui). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Fray Jorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an unorthodox tour of Valle del Elqui, make a trip to Mosque of Coquimbo - Centro Mohammed VI para el Dialogo de las Civilizaciones, see the sky in a new way at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, and admire the striking features of Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our La Serena day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, plan for a bit cooler days in La Serena, with highs around 19°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Mosque of Coquimbo - Centro Mohammed VI para el Dialogo de las Civilizaciones, Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal, Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt, Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
San Francisco Church ©
San Francisco Church
Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto) ©

5
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas), Isla Negra (Casa de Isla Negra & La Nave Imaginaria) and Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Casona Veramonte, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, take in the architecture and design of Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and head outdoors with Parque Nacional La Campana.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Valparaiso trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from La Serena to Valparaiso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Casablanca, Vina del Mar, Isla Negra, Parque Nacional La Campana, Canopy El Canelo
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra

6
nights
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.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Ski Portillo (in Portillo), Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago online route planner .

You can take a bus from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Ski Portillo Just For The Day, Concha y Toro
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

5
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Curico), Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando) and Lolol (Francois Lurton Natural Style, Vina Santa Cruz, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery, examine the collection at Museo El Huique, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for gifts at Vinonauta.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osorno.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trips

Lolol, Vina Casa Silva
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum

4
nights
Osorno

Osorno ©
Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puente Chirre (in Rio Bueno) and Valdivia (Museo Historico y Antropologico, Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, & more). There's still lots to do: walk around Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, relax in the rural setting at Granja Educativa Buena Vista, get impressive views of Crater Raihuen, and examine the collection at Auto Museum Moncopulli.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Osorno trip app .

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz to Osorno with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in October: high temperatures in Osorno hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valdivia, Puente Chirre, Auto Museum Moncopulli
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Centro Cultural El Austral ©
Centro Cultural El Austral
Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno ©
Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno

5
nights
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Step out of Puerto Varas to go to Puerto Montt and see Parque Nacional Alerce Andino, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of Casa Yunge, explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, and get impressive views of Mount Tronador.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Varas trip tool .

Traveling by car from Osorno to Puerto Varas takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Montt, Cerro Tronador
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

5
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

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.
Go for a jaunt from Castro to Cucao to see Punta Pirulil about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Castro itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Puerto Varas to Castro takes 3 hours. In October in Castro, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Chonchi, Museo Historico Etnografico, Punta Pirulil
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
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Isla de Quinchao ©
Isla de Quinchao
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil
Photography Tours

4
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
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). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Ancud, stroll through Playa Lechagua, and contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ancud road trip app .

You can take a bus from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Ancud are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Quemchi
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

6
nights
Punta Arenas

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.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, nature, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Strait of Magellan, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and step off the mainland to explore Expedicion Fitz Roy.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Punta Arenas vacation maker .

Getting from Ancud to Punta Arenas by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Ancud, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Punta Arenas, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 5°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museo Naval y Maritimo ©
Museo Naval y Maritimo
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes

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