21 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

21 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belfast
Fly + Drive:  36 h
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
— 9 nights
Travel:  120 h
End: Belfast


A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Step out of Ancud with an excursion to Isla Aucar in Quemchi--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: get outside with Pinguineras, look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Ancud.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ancud attractions planner.

Belfast, UK to Ancud is an approximately 35- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Belfast to Ancud due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in December: high temperatures in Ancud hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Aucar
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Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar


Castro ©
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.
Explore Castro's surroundings by going to Cascadas de Tocoihue (in Dalcahue) and Muelle de las Almas (in Cucao). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. The adventure continues: walk around Parque Tantauco, head off the coast to Lemuy Island, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, and admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Castro vacation planner.

Take a bus from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Castro, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Dalcahue, Chonchi, Muelle de las Almas
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Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Parque Tantauco ©
Parque Tantauco
Costanera ©