31 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

31 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  22 h
1
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 6 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Punta Arenas
— 11 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
3
Coyhaique
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Chile Chico
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

6
nights
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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, stop by Krea Noe, explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), and browse the exhibits of La Tehuelche.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) attractions planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) hover around 42°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales ©

11
nights
Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend a day of island exploring on the 15th (Thu) at Expedicion Fitz Roy. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, try your luck at Dreams Casino, visit Oficinas de Turismo Punta Arenas, and explore and take pictures at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Punta Arenas online itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in August, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

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Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo

6
nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Spend the 21st (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Coyhaique National Reserve. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo, hike along coyhaique Mackay hill, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and get great views at Mirador Marchant.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coyhaique trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chile Chico.

Things to do in Coyhaique

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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Casino Dreams Coyhaique ©
Casino Dreams Coyhaique

2
nights
Chile Chico

Chile Chico ©
Perched on the gusty shores of a lake separating Chile from Argentina, the small town of Chile Chico makes a great base to explore the surrounding nature.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde, then pause for some photo ops at Plaza del Viento Cerro Las banderas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Plaza del Viento. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Piedra Clavada and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jeinimeni Lake.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chile Chico trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coyhaique to Chile Chico takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Chile Chico

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Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve ©
Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve
Laguna Verde ©
Laguna Verde

3
nights
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get outside with Glaciar Exploradores and then Head underground at Marble Cathedrals. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Rio Tranquilo online vacation planner.

You can drive from Chile Chico to Puerto Rio Tranquilo in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Rio Tranquilo can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Marble Cathedrals
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Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Colores del Lago ©
Colores del Lago
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael

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