21 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

21 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

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21 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

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A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Take a break from Ancud with a short trip to Isla Aucar in Quemchi, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Pinguineras, contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui, kick back and relax at Playa Lechagua, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ancud online driving holiday planner .

Belfast, UK to Ancud is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Belfast in December; daily highs in Ancud reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Aucar, Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Fuerte San Antonio ©
Fuerte San Antonio


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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dalcahue (Iglesia de Tenaun & Cascadas de Tocoihue) and Muelle de las Almas (in Cucao). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, step off the mainland to explore Islotes de Punihuil, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Castro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ancud to Castro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough 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
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Costanera ©