60 days in Chile Itinerary

60 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 6 nights
2
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
3
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 5 nights
4
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
5
Valdivia
— 2 nights
6
Pucon
— 4 nights
7
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
8
Valle Nevado
— 1 night
9
Santiago
— 6 nights
10
Valparaiso
— 4 nights
11
La Serena
— 4 nights
12
Copiapo
— 2 nights
13
Antofagasta
— 2 nights
14
San Pedro de Atacama
— 6 nights
15
Iquique
— 3 nights
16
Arica
— 3 nights

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Ovahe. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku, make a trip to Maunga Terevaka, explore the striking landscape at Orongo, and explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau.

Plan my trip to Hanga Roa with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Philadelphia, USA to Hanga Roa is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Philadelphia to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, things will get a bit cooler in Hanga Roa: highs are around 70°F and lows about 59°F. You'll set off for Punta Arenas on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki

3
nights
Punta Arenas

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes and Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Club Andino Centro de Ski, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, and learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas tour builder app.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas is 2 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa in August, expect Punta Arenas to be cooler, temps between 42°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes ©
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

5
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Feria Artesanal Dalcahue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castro: Ancud (Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, Catedral de Ancud, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Vilupulli, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas, and play a few rounds at Quilquico Golf.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Castro online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Punta Arenas to Castro by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Punta Arenas in August; daily highs in Castro reach 50°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ancud, Chonchi, Dalcahue, Parque Alto Muro Aventura
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Photography Tours
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Feria Artesanal Dalcahue ©
Feria Artesanal Dalcahue

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Muelle Frutillar. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, examine the collection at Museo Antonio Felmer, and get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas trip website.

Traveling by bus from Castro to Puerto Varas takes 3 hours. August in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Valdivia.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Montt, Muelle Frutillar
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

2
nights
Valdivia

Valdivia ©
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
On the 26th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural El Austral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Calle Calle, and finally make a trip to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, then head outdoors with Parque Saval, then get engrossed in the history at Casa del Castellano, and finally kick back and relax at Bahia de Corral.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Valdivia trip maker app.

Drive from Puerto Varas to Valdivia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Casa del Castellano
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Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia ©
Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia
Casa del Castellano ©
Casa del Castellano

4
nights
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Saltos del Huilo-Huilo and Lake Villarrica. Explore Pucon's surroundings by going to Parroquia San Sebastian (in Panguipulli) and Villarrica (Granja Educativa de Villarrica El Dorado & Mercado Fritz). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Huerquehue National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pucon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valdivia to Pucon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Villarrica, Saltos del Huilo-Huilo, Parroquia San Sebastian
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Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Plaza de Armas de Pucon ©
Plaza de Armas de Pucon

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colchagua Museum and Playa Punta de Lobos. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Salinas de Cahuil (in Pichilemu), Plaza de Armas de Curico (in Curico) and Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery, take a pleasant ride with Natural Wine Tours, and stop by Vinonauta.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip maker app.

Drive from Pucon to Santa Cruz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Pichilemu, Lolol, Plaza de Armas de Curico, Vina Casa Silva
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MontGras ©
MontGras
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery

1
night
Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado ©
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
On the 5th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Valle Nevado day trip site.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Valle Nevado in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Santiago.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vina Santa Carolina and High Mountain Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Vina Santa Rita (in Buin). There's much more to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Valle Nevado to Santiago by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Vina Santa Rita
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Vina Santa Carolina ©
Vina Santa Carolina

4
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerro Concepcion and Paseo Gervasoni. Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque, Vinedos Veramonte, &more) and Costanera (in Vina del Mar). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, kick back and relax at Reñaca, explore the ancient world of Moai, and take some stellar pictures from Paseo Yugoslavo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Valparaiso online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Casablanca
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Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
Cerro Concepcion ©
Cerro Concepcion
Costanera ©
Costanera

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Elki Magic and Jardin del Corazon. Get out of town with these interesting La Serena side-trips: Pisco Elqui (Destileria Pisco Mistral, Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Valle del Elqui, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, head off the coast to Isla Damas, and stroll around Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our La Serena itinerary website.

You can fly from Valparaiso to La Serena in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Copiapo.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Pisco Elqui, Acuario y Museo Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Elki Magic
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Elki Magic ©
Elki Magic
Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal ©
Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal
Destileria Pisco Mistral ©
Destileria Pisco Mistral

2
nights
Copiapo

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, then explore the activities along Laguna Verde, then explore the fascinating landscape at Desierto Florido, and finally admire the local landmark of Plaza Prat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): get outside with Bahia Cisne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Inglesa, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at San Jose Mine (Los 33).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copiapo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from La Serena to Copiapo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Antofagasta.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Desierto Florido ©
Desierto Florido
Bahia Inglesa ©
Bahia Inglesa
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

2
nights
Antofagasta

Antofagasta ©
A major port city of northern Chile, Antofagasta officially became part of the country in 1904, when the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Chile and Bolivia formerly enshrined a new regional status quo after the War of the Pacific (1879-83).
On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu, take in the dramatic natural features at La Portada, then take in the views from Muelle Salitrero Compania Melbourne Clark, and finally see the interesting displays at Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Salar de Atacama.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Antofagasta trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Copiapo to Antofagasta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Antofagasta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu
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La Portada ©
La Portada
Salar de Atacama ©
Salar de Atacama
Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca ©
Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tebinquinche Lake and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama journey planner.

You can drive from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Antofagasta in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

3
nights
Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone and Baquedano Street. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, don't miss a visit to Paseo Peatonal Baquedano, test the waters at Termas de Mamina, and see the interesting displays at Salitrera Santa Laura.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Iquique day trip planner.

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Arica.

Things to do in Iquique

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura

3
nights
Arica

Arica ©
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Momias Chinchorro and Morro de Arica. Change things up with these side-trips from Arica: Putre (Putre Church, Lago Chungara, &more). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Lauca. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arica trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Iquique to Arica takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arica

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Putre
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Parque Nacional Lauca ©
Parque Nacional Lauca
Museo Momias Chinchorro ©
Museo Momias Chinchorro
Morro de Arica ©
Morro de Arica

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