9 days in Chile Itinerary

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Fly
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Santiago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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Bus to Santiago, Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Ancud
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Ancud
— 2 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Valparaiso
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Valparaiso
— 2 nights
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Drive to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs

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Santiago — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Santa Lucia.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip planner.

Colorado Springs, USA to Santiago is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz — 2 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.
On the 18th (Wed), do a tasting at Vina Montes, then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta, and then awaken your taste buds at Viu Manent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, learn about winemaking at Laura Hartwig Winery, and then do a tasting at Vina Santa Cruz.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ancud.
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Ancud — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, then see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, then don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lechagua.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ancud visit planning app.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Ancud by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Ancud, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reñaca, then make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Valparaiso trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ancud to Valparaiso takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ancud in January, things will get a bit warmer in Valparaiso: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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