31 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

31 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 6 nights
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Punta Arenas
— 11 nights
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Coyhaique
— 6 nights
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Chile Chico
— 2 nights
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Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 3 nights

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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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, trot along with a tour on horseback, and sample the fine beverages at Last Hope Distillery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) journey planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 4 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be much colder, temps between 42°F and 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

11
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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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) at Oficinas de Turismo Punta Arenas. Spend a day of island exploring on the 15th (Thu) at Expedicion Fitz Roy. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, and make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Punta Arenas day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Punta Arenas, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes ©
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun

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: try to win big at Casino Dreams Coyhaique, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Aysen, contemplate the waterfront views at Ruta Seis Lagunas Coyhaique, and experience rural life at Fundo Panguilemu.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coyhaique road trip site.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Coyhaique sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Chile Chico.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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
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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.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chile Chico trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Coyhaique to Chile Chico takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve ©
Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve
Laguna Verde ©
Laguna Verde

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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.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, 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

Nature · Parks · 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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