9 days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Valparaiso & Santiago Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Valparaiso & Santiago Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Valparaiso & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h
2
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Houston

3
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and Spas. Take a break from the city and head to Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and Patagonia Line. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Amalia, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas Arturo Prat, stop by Etnia Souvenirs & Wool, and take in the exciting artwork at La Tehuelche.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner .

Houston, USA to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Chile Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in December, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Spas

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Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Visiting Playa de Zapallar and Playa El Canelillo will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Concon Dunes and Ascensor El Peral. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Yugoslavo, see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, take in the waterfront at Paseo Atkinson, and look for gifts at La Dulceria.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Valparaiso trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Valparaiso takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December: high temperatures in Valparaiso hover around 70°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Concon Dunes, Playa de Zapallar, Playa El Canelillo
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Playa de Zapallar ©
Playa de Zapallar
Concon Dunes ©
Concon Dunes
Playa El Canelillo ©
Playa El Canelillo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Santa Carolina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Santiago Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago online route builder .

Traveling by bus from Valparaiso to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Santa Carolina ©
Santa Carolina

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