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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Route & dates

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
2
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
3
Santiago
— 1 night

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Patagonia Line and Mylodon Cave Natural Monument. Get outdoors at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and Glaciar Amalia. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza de Armas Arturo Prat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at La Tehuelche, and sample the fine beverages at Last Hope Distillery.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner.

Houston, USA to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in December: highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
Patagonia Line ©
Patagonia Line
Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia

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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.
Family-friendly places like Concon Dunes and Playa de Zapallar will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paseo Yugoslavo and Ascensor El Peral. When in Valparaiso, make a side trip to see Playa El Canelillo in Algarrobo, approximately Algarrobo away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, stop by La Dulceria, and take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Atkinson.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Valparaiso road trip planning website.

You can fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Valparaiso in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Valparaiso: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa El Canelillo, Concon Dunes, Playa de Zapallar
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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), learn about winemaking at Vina Santa Carolina, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Santiago Tower.

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Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Grand Santiago Tower ©
Grand Santiago Tower
Vina Santa Carolina ©
Vina Santa Carolina

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