27 days in Chile Itinerary

27 days in Chile Itinerary

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Puerto Montt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valdivia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pucon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Temuco
Drive
5
Concepcion
— 3 nights
Fly
6
La Serena
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Quilpue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zapallar
— 2 nights
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Puerto Montt

— 4 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Valle Cochamo and Angelmo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reloncaví Sound and Catedral de Puerto Montt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Montt: Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (in Puerto Varas) and Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion (in Frutillar). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Antonio Felmer, get outside with Tierra Outdoors, don't miss a visit to Monte Verde, and relax in the rural setting at Granja Educativa Tierraviva.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Montt trip builder tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Puerto Montt is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Puerto Montt is minus 6 hours. In December, Puerto Montt is little chillier than Johannesburg - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Valdivia.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Valdivia

— 3 nights
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien and Museo de la Exploracion Rudolph Amandus Philippi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia San Francisco and Museo Historico y Antropologico. Take a break from Valdivia with a short trip to Playa Grande in Niebla, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Sendero Los Alerces, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la catedral de Valdivia, make a trip to Collico, Dampfschiff, and step off the mainland to explore Isla del rey.

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Drive from Puerto Montt to Valdivia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Puerto Montt, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Valdivia, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Valdivia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Pucon

— 5 nights
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.
Visiting Lago Villarrica and Zipline will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santuario el Cani and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Pucon's surroundings by going to Museo de los Volcanes (in Neltume) and Lago Pirehueico (in Puerto Fuy). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pucon trip maker app.

Getting from Valdivia to Pucon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Temuco.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

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): stop by Chocolateria Norweisser and then try your luck at Casino Dreams Araucania.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Temuco travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pucon to Temuco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Concepcion.

Things to do in Temuco

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

Concepcion

— 3 nights

Cradle of Chilean Rock

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), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Santisima Concepcion, take an in-depth tour of Galeria de la Historia de Concepcion, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Grande San Pedro, and finally explore the activities along Laguna Chica. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Huascar, then kick back and relax at Caleta Chome, and then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Concepcion.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Concepcion driving holiday site.

Drive from Temuco to Concepcion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Concepcion, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to La Serena.

Things to do in Concepcion

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

La Serena

— 4 nights

City of Churches

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Playas Socos and Mall Puerta Del Mar. Venture out of the city with trips to Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt (in Punta Choros), Centro Turistico Cooperativa Capel (in Vicuna) and Cavas Del Valle (in Monte Grande).

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our La Serena journey planner.

Fly from Concepcion to La Serena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quilpue.

Things to do in La Serena

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Quilpue

— 3 nights
Quilpué is a city and capital of the Marga Marga Province in central Chile's Valparaíso Region. Visiting Playa Amarilla and Turismo Campo Caballo will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Casa Valle Vinamar and La Recova Wines. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Quilpue.

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Drive from La Serena to Quilpue in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, daytime highs in Quilpue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zapallar.

Things to do in Quilpue

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Zapallar

— 2 nights
Wide sand beaches fringe rolling green hills at Zapallar, a resort town catering to Chile's political and social elite.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Rambla and Playa Los Molles. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Merced and Iglesia Las Mercedes. Explore Zapallar's surroundings by going to Museo la Ligua (in La Ligua) and Fulladrenalin (in Los Molles).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zapallar trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Quilpue to Zapallar in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zapallar

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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.