27 days in Chile Itinerary

27 days in Chile Itinerary

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27 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  29 h
1
Puerto Montt
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Valdivia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Pucon
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Temuco
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
5
Concepcion
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
La Serena
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Quilpue
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Zapallar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Visiting Valle Cochamo and Granja Educativa Tierraviva will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Museo Antonio Felmer. Step out of Puerto Montt to go to Frutillar and see Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Puerto Montt, get outside with Tierra Outdoors, kick back and relax at Angelmo, and take a memorable drive along Seno de Reloncavi.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Montt holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Puerto Montt is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Puerto Montt due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Puerto Montt to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Valdivia.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Varas, Valle Cochamo, Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Reloncaví Sound ©
Reloncaví Sound
Granja Educativa Tierraviva ©
Granja Educativa Tierraviva
Museo Antonio Felmer ©
Museo Antonio Felmer

3
nights
Valdivia

Valdivia ©
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sendero Los Alerces and Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien. Get outdoors at Isla del rey and Playa Grande. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Historico y Antropologico, get outside with Santuario de la Naturaleza Carlos Andwanter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la catedral de Valdivia, and stop by Mercado Municipal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdivia travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Puerto Montt to Valdivia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Montt in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Valdivia, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Valdivia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Grande
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Museo Historico y Antropologico ©
Museo Historico y Antropologico

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Santuario el Cani. Get in touch with nature at Lago Pirehueico and Zipline. When in Pucon, make a side trip to see Museo de los Volcanes in Neltume, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Lago Villarrica, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pucon trip generator.

Drive from Valdivia to Pucon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Temuco.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo de los Volcanes, Lago Pirehueico
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Lago Villarrica ©
Lago Villarrica
Santuario el Cani ©
Santuario el Cani
Zipline

few
hours
Temuco

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): savor the flavors at Chocolateria Norweisser and then try to win big at Casino Dreams Araucania.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Temuco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Pucon to Temuco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Concepcion.

Things to do in Temuco

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
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Casino Dreams Araucania ©
Casino Dreams Araucania
Chocolateria Norweisser ©
Chocolateria Norweisser

3
nights
Concepcion

Concepcion ©
Concepcion has emerged as one of the most industrialized and developed metropolises of Chile, with a population approaching 300,000 and a long history of trade and commerce centered around its main port.
On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Santisima Concepcion, get engrossed in the history at Galeria de la Historia de Concepcion, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chica. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Huascar, enjoy the sand and surf at Caleta Chome, and then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Concepcion.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Concepcion travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Temuco to Concepcion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Concepcion are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Concepcion

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

San Pedro de la Paz, Caleta Chome, Museo Huascar
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Laguna Grande San Pedro ©
Laguna Grande San Pedro
Museo Huascar ©
Museo Huascar
Caleta Chome ©
Caleta Chome

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt and Playas Socos. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cavas Del Valle and Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Turistico Cooperativa Capel in Vicuna (about 1h 20 min away). It doesn't end there: look and learn at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and browse the different shops at Mall Puerta del Mar.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Serena holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Concepcion to La Serena takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in La Serena are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quilpue.

Things to do in La Serena

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt, Playas Socos, Centro Turistico Cooperativa Capel, Cavas Del Valle
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Playas Socos
Playas Socos
Cavas Del Valle ©
Cavas Del Valle
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory ©

3
nights
Quilpue

Quilpue ©
Quilpué is a city and capital of the Marga Marga Province in central Chile's Valparaíso Region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Amarilla and Turismo Campo Caballo. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Recova Vineyard and Vinamar Casablanca. It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico de Quilpue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Quilpue itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Serena to Quilpue. In January, daily temperatures in Quilpue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Zapallar.

Things to do in Quilpue

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Casablanca, Turismo Campo Caballo, Playa Amarilla
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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La Recova Wines ©
La Recova Wines
Casa Valle Vinamar ©
Casa Valle Vinamar
Playa Amarilla ©
Playa Amarilla

2
nights
Zapallar

Zapallar ©
Wide sand beaches fringe rolling green hills at Zapallar, a resort town catering to Chile's political and social elite.
Visit Playa Los Molles and La Rambla for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia Las Mercedes and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Merced. Get out of town with these interesting Zapallar side-trips: Museo la Ligua (in La Ligua) and Fulladrenalin (in Los Molles).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zapallar sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Quilpue to Zapallar takes 1.5 hours. January in Zapallar sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zapallar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Ligua, Iglesia Las Mercedes, Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Merced, Fulladrenalin
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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La Rambla ©
La Rambla
Playa Los Molles ©
Playa Los Molles
Museo la Ligua ©
Museo la Ligua

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