If you have two weeks in Chile, you can visit a range of diverse landscapes or focus your energy on one region, like Patagonia. Explore the natural wonders of Chile, from the Atacama Desert to the glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park, take a boat tour through the Marble Caves, taste wines made at coastal wineries, and wander through the colorful streets of Valparaíso on these four unique itineraries.

Itinerary #1: Natural Wonders of Chile - Desert, Glaciers, and Coast

On this two-week trip, you’ll visit many of the places that have made Chile an iconic destination for travelers and mountaineers alike: the Atacama Desert, the glaciers of Patagonia, and the colorful port city of Valparaíso.

Valle de la Luna in the Atacama Desert
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Santiago de Chile - Valparaiso Valparaiso
Day 3 Valparaiso - Valleys of the Atacama Desert - San Pedro de Atacama San Pedro
Day 4 The Atacama lagunas - San Pedro de Atacama San Pedro
Day 5 Altiplanicas Lagoons - Piedras Rojas - San Pedro de Atacama San Pedro
Day 6 El Tatio Geysers - San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 7 Santiago de Chile - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas Puerto Montt
Day 8 Puerto Varas - Castro Castro
Day 9 Castro - Puerto Varas Puerto Varas
Day 10 Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 11 Puerto Natales - Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers - Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 12 Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park - Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 13 Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 14 Santiago de Chile  


Welcome to Chile! Get oriented with a day and night in the capital city of Santiago before making the two-hour drive to Valparaíso. You'll wander the winding streets of the port city, checking out street art and stopping for pisco sours and fresh seafood with a view. On day three, jet up to the Atacama Desert. Over the next days, you'll base yourself in the town of San Pedro de Atacama and go on guided excursions and hikes to the El Tatio Geysers, the otherworldly landscapes at the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), Atacama Salt Flat, and Laguna Céjar lake. 

Midway through the trip, catch a flight to Puerto Montt in southern Chile, then make the overland transfer to Puerto Varas. Spend the next days exploring Chilean Patagonia, taking a ferry to Chiloe Island, seeing penguins in the wild at the Puñihuil Penguins National Reserve, and spending the night in Castro. Moving on to Puerto Natales, get ready to spend the end of the trip on a journey through Torres del Paine National Park, widely considered to be the best national park on the continent. After several days of hiking and crossing glacial lakes on catamarans, you'll return to Santiago via Punta Arenas for one last night on the town in the capital. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Grand Adventure Tour - Santiago to Easter Island

Think of it as a grand tour of Chile—this two-week itinerary takes you to the Atacama, Easter Island, Torres del Paine National Park, and the capital city of Santiago.

The mysterious Moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Day trip to Viña del Mar & Valparaiso Santiago
Day 3 Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama & Moon Valley Tour San Pedro de Atacama
Day 4 Atacama Desert Tour: Lagoons & Salt Flats San Pedro de Atacama
Day 5 Tatio Geysers & Machuca Village San Pedro de Atacama
Day 6 From San Pedro de Atacama to Punta Arenas Punta Arenas
Day 7 Punta Arenas to Torres del Paine & Full-Day Excursion Torres del Paine
Day 8 Torres del Paine: Trekking to the Base of the Towers Torres del Paine
Day 9 Explore Torres del Paine National Park Torres del Paine
Day 10 Torres del Paine to Santiago Santiago
Day 11 Fly from Santiago to Easter Island Easter Island
Day 12 Easter Island: Rapa Nui Full-Day Tour Easter Island
Day 13 Easter Island: Orongo & Ahu Akivi Easter Island
Day 14 Easter Island to Santiago & Departure  


Begin the adventure with a day and night of sightseeing, eating, and drinking in Santiago before day-tripping to the coast. Visit the historic port city of Valparaiso and the resort town of Viña del Mar, stopping for fresh seafood empanadas along the way, then head back to Santiago for the next day's flight north. Arrive in the Atacama Desert, where you'll spend the next few days touring El Tatio Geysers, Valle de la Luna, the region's famous salt flats and lagoons, and star-gazing after dark: it's one of the best places in the world to gaze up at the night sky.

Start the second half of the trip with a flight to Punta Arenas, a jumping-off point for Torres del Paine National Park. You'll trek to the base of the towers, spot wildlife like guanacos (a cousin of the alpaca), picnic along the trail, and cross pristine blue lakes on catamarans. Head back to Santiago on day ten for a quick detour to Rapa Nui (more commonly known to travelers as Easter Island) for a full-day tour of the island. See Rapa Nui's famously mysterious Moai statues, see ancient petroglyphs inside caves by the sea, go for a swim in the ocean, and hike to Puna Pau volcano and archaeological sites like Ana Te Pahu, the largest cavern on the island. You'll fly back to Santiago for one more night on the mainland before the trip ends. Learn more

Itinerary #3: Romantic Patagonia 

Designed for couples, this two-week trip plan takes you to Patagonia's most breathtaking sites, exploring iconic landscapes at a relaxed pace. Spend half the trip exploring Chile, and half the trip getting to know the Argentina side.

Overnighting at Laguna Condor Mountain Lodge
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas - Transfer to Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 3 Day-Trip to a Patagonian Estancia Puerto Natales
Day 4 Ultima Esperanza Fjord & Rio Serrano - Torres del Paine Torres del Paine
Day 5 Lake Pehoé & Grey Lake Excursion Torres del Paine
Day 6 Hike to the Base of the Paine Massif Torres del Paine
Day 7 Torres del Paine to El Calafate El Calafate
Day 8 Perito Moreno Boat & Walking Tour El Calafate
Day 9 El Calafate to El Chaltén - Hike to Laguna Capri El Chalten
Day 10 Laguna Condor Mountain Lodge Laguna Condor
Days 11-12 Explore Laguna Condor Laguna Condor
Day 13 Laguna Candor to El Chaltén El Chalten
Day 14 El Chaltén to El Calafate - Departure  


Kick off your romantic getaway in Chile's capital before continuing south to Punta Arenas and transferring to Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. Before heading into the park for glaciers, turquoise lakes, and thrilling day hikes, you'll day-trip to a Patagonian estancia (ranch) for horseback riding and a traditional asado (barbecue). For the next three days, you'll see the highlights of Torres del Paine, including Ultima Esperanza Fjord, Rio Serrano river, pristine Lake Pehoé, and Grey Lake, hiking to the base of the Paine Massif on the last full day.

You'll explore another part of Patagonia during the second half of the trip. Cross the border to Argentina and the town of El Calafate, located on the edge of Los Glaciares National Park. Take a walking and boat tour around Perito Moreno glacier before making the scenic three-hour drive to the outdoor adventure hub of El Chaltén. Hike to Laguna Capri and spend the night in elegant Laguna Condor Mountain Lodge. You'll spend the last part of the trip hiking around Laguna Condor before returning to El Chaltén and wrapping up the trip in El Calafate. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Torres del Paine Trek & Central Chile

You'll get plenty of culture, nature, and adventure on this two-week itinerary that starts with a culinary tour of Santiago, passes through Chile's finest national park, and ends in the beautiful Aysén region.

Grey Glacier in Torres del Paine National Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 A Bite of Santiago Santiago
Day 3 Santiago to Valparaiso & Wine Tour Santiago
Day 4 Santiago to Patagonia - Torres del Paine National Park Torres del Paine
Day 5 W Trek - Day 1/5 Torres del Paine
Day 6 W Trek - Day 2/5 Torres del Paine
Day 7 W Trek - Day 3/5 Torres del Paine
Day 8 W Trek - Day 4/5 Torres del Paine
Day 9 W Trek - Day 5/5 Torres del Paine
Day 10 Torres del Paine to Santiago Santiago
Day 11 Santiago to Balmaceda - Puerto Río Tranquilo (Marble Caves) Puerto Rio Tranquilo
Day 12 Exploradores Valley Puerto Rio Tranquilo
Day 13 Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Santiago Santiago
Day 14 Departing Santiago  


Pack your winter gear: things are going to get cold on this outdoor adventure you won't soon forget. But before you get to Chile's icy landscapes, you'll spend a few days getting to know the capital city. Unlike comparable itineraries, this trip plan begins with three nights in Santiago: plenty of time to see sights like La Chascona, onetime home of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, to take a food tour of the city, and to day-trip to the port of Valparaiso, stopping at local wineries along the way for tastings.

On day four, fly south to Patagonia. You'll spend the next several days hiking and exploring in Torres del Paine National Park. You'll sleep in refugios (mountain camps), take in breathtaking views of the park's peaks and mountains, and end the day around the campfire during the five-day "W" Trek.

On day ten, fly back to Santiago to enjoy the comforts of sleeping in the city before you head out once more to Balmaceda, transferring to Puerto Río Tranquilo for a boat tour of the region's famous Marble Caves. Spend the last full day of the trip hiking in the northern Patagonian valley of Valle Exploradores. On a clear day, you'll get panoramic views of San Valentin glacier and the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Spend the night in Puerto Río Tranquilo before returning to Santiago for one last pisco sour before you leave Chile. Salud! Learn more

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Map of 2 Weeks in Chile - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 2 Weeks in Chile - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas