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Panoramic view of Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chilean Glamping Experience: Torres del Paine National Park - 4 Days
Chilean Glamping Experience: Torres del Paine National Park - 4 Days

Spend four days exploring the majestic landscapes of the Torres del Paine National Park. Located in Chilean Patagonia, the park boasts numerous unique ecosystems and endemic species. You'll get to enjoy the mix the comfort of modern luxuries with the adventure of being close to nature. Spend the days on guided hikes around the park, and nights looking up at the stars from the comfort of your private glass-domed yurt.

Hike into the world of Torres del Paine's glaciers and mountains
Map of Torres del Paine National Park: Self-Guided "W" Trek - 7 Days
Torres del Paine National Park: Self-Guided "W" Trek - 7 Days

Conquer Chile's famous "W Trek" trek on this seven-day self-guided excursion for experienced hikers and the adventurous at heart. Starting in the trekker's paradise of Puerto Natales, you'll set out into Torres del Paine National Park, following the w-shaped route through some of Chilean Patagonia's most spectacular scenery. Pass towering mountains, vast glaciers, and turquoise lakes as you hike the rugged and rewarding 35 miles (56 km) to the base of the magnificent Grey Glacier.

Puerto Natales on the Strait of Magellan in beautiful Chile
Map of Torres del Paine & Puerto Natales: Best Itinerary Ideas
Torres del Paine & Puerto Natales: Best Itinerary Ideas

Six days to a week is a great length for a Chile trip with stops in both Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in four or five days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Santiago or Punta Arenas. Get inspired with the below Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales trip ideas.

Sunrise over the Andes in Patagonia
Map of Torres del Paine & El Calafate: Best Itinerary Ideas
Torres del Paine & El Calafate: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Chile typically plan a trip for nine to 12 days when combining Patagonia's Torres del Paine and El Calafate with Puerto Natales and El Chaltén. If you're not interested in Puerto Natales and El Chaltén, six to 10 days is enough for your Torres del Paine and El Calafate trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in four or five days for travelers with limited time. Check out the below favorite Torres del Paine and El Calafate trips.

Torres del Paine National Park Chile
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Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, five days to a week is the perfect amount of time for a Chile trip with stops in Torres del Paine. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in four days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Santiago, Puerto Natales, or Punta Arenas. Get inspired with the Torres del Paine trip ideas below.

Puerto Natales Patagonia
Map of Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas spend about nine to 11 days in Chile, which usually includes some time in Santiago as well. For travelers wanting to visit Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas exclusively, plan six to eight days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as four or five days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, and beyond.

A memorial dedicated to Punta Arenas' local hero Ferdinand Magellan
Map of Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 13 days is the most popular trip length for Chile travelers interested in visiting both Torres del Paine and Punta Arenas, especially when also including Santiago and the Atacama Desert. If you're not interested in Santiago and the Atacama Desert, five to eight days is enough for your Torres del Paine and Punta Arenas trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in four days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries, including Torres del Paine and Punta Arenas and beyond.

Torres del Paine at dawn
Map of Chilean Patagonia: Wildlife, W Trek, Ice Hiking, & Kayaking - 11 Days
Chilean Patagonia: Wildlife, W Trek, Ice Hiking, & Kayaking - 11 Days

Embark on an adventure through Chilean Patagonia on this eventful, 11-day trip. Fly into Santiago, and head straight to Punta Arenas. Do a bit of exploration before discovering the region’s native wildlife—visit the Austral dolphins in the Strait of Magellan, the penguins that inhabit Magdalena Island, and the sea lion colony on Marta Island. Then, it’s time to conquer the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. Hike to the famed Towers and walk along the ice of Glacier Grey. The trip winds down with a glacial kayaking excursion and a visit to a local estancia.

Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
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Best of Southern Patagonia - 15 Days

This 15-day trip combines outdoor attractions around Chile and Argentina's spectacular far south, also known as Patagonia. You'll start with penguins, horses, and glaciers before entering Torres del Paine National Park for three days of guided tours. Then head across the border for Los Glaciares National Park, where you'll go ice trekking and partake in several jaw-dropping trails near Mount Fitz Roy.

The mountain landscapes of Patagonia's Torres del Paine
Active Patagonia: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine National Park - 7 Days

Patagonia's natural wonders take center stage on this week-long Chilean adventure. Arrive in the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, then fly to the country's far south to embark on a series of unforgettable outdoor excursions. Meet the penguin colonies of Isla Magdalena, trek through the spectacular landscapes of Torres del Paine, and travel by boat through the Ultima Esperanza Sound to reach the remote Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

Glacier Grey
Map of Southern Chile: Patagonian W Trek, Wildlife, & Wilderness Adventure - 13 Days
Southern Chile: Patagonian W Trek, Wildlife, & Wilderness Adventure - 13 Days

Conquer the highlights of Southern Chile on this 13-day adventure. After a quick stop to tour Santiago, hop a flight to Punta Arenas for your first glimpse of Patagonia. Then, visit penguins on Magdalena Island and enjoy a wildlife tour along the Straight of Magellan. Next, spend four days discovering the unparalleled beauty of Torres del Paine National Park along the W Trek, the famed Towers to the ice fields of Glacier Grey. The trip concludes with a kayaking excursion out of Pueblo Serrano—with more incredible glacial views along the way.

Take a family-friendly excursion into the famous Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chilean Patagonia for Families: Caves, Glaciers & Wildlife - 7 Days
Chilean Patagonia for Families: Caves, Glaciers & Wildlife - 7 Days

Bring your kids' geography lessons to life as you visit waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, and caves on this Patagonian adventure! Begin by wandering around Chile's capital city while daring your children to try the local delicacies. Then, fly to Punta Arenas, the gateway to Chilean Patagonia. Board a boat to an island filled with penguins, and see strange natural wonders, such as the Milodón caves and the Devil's Seat. Finish your trip with a trek past Andean condors—the largest flying bird in the world.

Welcome to Patagonia!
Map of Explore Chilean Patagonia - 6 Days
Explore Chilean Patagonia - 6 Days

On this brisk, six-day excursion, experience the unforgettable landscapes of Chilean Patagonia. Explore the capital city of Santiago to start, then travel to Punta Arenas to visit Magdalena Island, home to a colony of more than 150,000 penguins. Then, embark on a trek into the famed Torres del Paine National Park, a Patagonian Mecca for hikers. The vacation concludes with a stunning boat trip to Glacier Grey.

Puerto Natales at Sunset
Trekking Kawésqar National Park - 6 Days

Trek through Kawésqar National Park in this 6-day tour of Patagonia, starting in the port city of Puerto Natales with a scenic boat ride across the channel and up the fjord, where you'll view wildlife and ice calving glaciers. Your trek creates a circuit through several fjords, glaciers, and forests, with hikes up to alpine lagoons, preglacial lakes, and atop passes, such as the Indian Pass that was used by a local tribe for nearly 6,000 years. Explore glaciers up close while sleeping soundly under the stars in sturdy tents or on the water in houseboats.

Discover the highlights of Patagonia and visit Laguna de los Tres
Map of Journey Through Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 10 Days
Journey Through Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 10 Days

Experience the highlights of Patagonia, a region that encompasses both Chile and Argentina, on this scenic 10-day adventure. In the former, you'll begin in the capital of Santiago and enjoy city tours before jetting south to Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. After hiking among the park's mountain lakes and thundering waterfalls, you'll cross into Argentine Patagonia for glacier tours and estancia visits before ending the trip to Buenos Aires with a tango show.

Puerto Natales in Patagonia, Chile
Map of Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, nine to 11 days is the perfect amount of time for a Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as a week or eight days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country. Get inspired with the below Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas trip ideas.

Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine
Map of Chilean Highlights: Patagonia, Santiago, & the Pacific Coast - 12 Days
Chilean Highlights: Patagonia, Santiago, & the Pacific Coast - 12 Days

On this 12-day Chilean vacation, explore three regions of the country—the capital city, Patagonia, and the Pacific Coast. Begin with some sightseeing in Santiago, and head to Patagonia the next day. Enjoy the waterfront promenade of Puerto Natales before venturing to Torres del Paine National Park. Spend an adventurous five days exploring the park’s highlights—Las Torres, Los Cuernos, Lake Nordenskjöld, the French Valley, Lago Grey/Glacier Grey, and more. Visit a Patagonian estancia, and go on a historical kayaking excursion. Then, return to Santiago and head out to the vibrant coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso, a colorful grand finale.

Glacier Grey
Map of Chile: Santiago, Pacific Coast, Maipo Valley & Patagonia W Trek - 12 Days
Chile: Santiago, Pacific Coast, Maipo Valley & Patagonia W Trek - 12 Days

This 12-day Chilean vacation starts in Santiago for some sightseeing, followed by a day trip to the coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Then, head out to explore the rivers, gorges, and peaks of Maipo Valley. Next, fly to Punta Arenas to begin your Patagonian adventure. Visit penguins on Magdalena Island, take a tour of a working estancia, and spend four incredible days hiking Torres del Paine's W Trek highlights—Mirador Base Torres, Lake Nordenskjöld, the French Valley, and Glacier Grey.

Patagonia
Map of Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip
Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip

Begin your adventure in the capital of Santiago. Experience the city's culture and culinary delights on a full-day walking tour. Next, head to the coast to immerse yourself in the artsy vibe of Valparaíso before heading out to the Casablanca Valley to taste some of Chile's world-renowned wines. Then, travel south to Punta Arenas to explore the rugged beauty and unforgettable landscapes of Chilean Patagonia. Take a boat out to Magdalena Island, and get a close-up look at the 150,000 strong penguin colony. Then you'll embark on a trek into the famed Torres del Paine National Park, a Patagonian Mecca for hikers. Finally, you'll tour lakes and rivers before finishing with a boat trip to Glacier Grey.

Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile: Santiago, Casablanca Valley & Relaxed Patagonia - 11 Days
Chile: Santiago, Casablanca Valley & Relaxed Patagonia - 11 Days

On this 11-day tour of Chile, experience several different sides of the country—the capital city, two coastal towns, one of the main wine regions, and Patagonia. Indulge in a food tour of Santiago, then visit the neighboring, colorful towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Next, embark on a wine-tasting tour of Casablanca Valley before heading to Punta Arenas, the hub of Patagonia. Enjoy several boat tours, hike around the gorgeous glaciers and peaks of Torres del Paine National Park, and visit a Patagonian estancia to close out the adventure.

Laguna de los Tres
Map of Santiago & Patagonia: From Chile to Argentina - 13 Days
Santiago & Patagonia: From Chile to Argentina - 13 Days

Few other places in the world can compete with the wild, jagged mountains, incredible glaciers, and enormous panoramas of Patagonia. On this ultimate 13-day adventure, enjoy the best of the region. Following a quick tour of Santiago and a day along the coast, fly to Chilean Patagonia. Embark on the famed W Trek, a four-day hike that covers the furthest reaches of Torres del Paine National Park. Then, bus over to Argentinian Patagonia to view Perito Moreno Glacier and iconic Mount Fitz Roy.

Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Adventure in Santiago & Torres del Paine National Park - 10 Days
Adventure in Santiago & Torres del Paine National Park - 10 Days

Begin your journey in the metropolitan capital city of Santiago. Learn all about Chilean culture during your city tour and wine tasting, followed by a visit to the vibrant port cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Next, head south to Patagonia and walk with Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena. Top it all off with a trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of vast grasslands, glaciers, forests, and more. You'll even have the opportunity to hike to the base of the park's iconic towers.

One of the stunning turquoise lakes in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Adventure in Chilean Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Strait of Magellan & Lake District - 14 Days
Adventure in Chilean Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Strait of Magellan & Lake District - 14 Days

Discover the reason so many travelers head south to Chilean Patagonia on this 14-day itinerary. From the turquoise waters of the Lake District to the penguin colonies of Isla Magdalena, this region offers an endless array of natural sites to explore. Get close to the action as you reach out and touch the glaciers of Torres del Paine, kayak alongside sea lions and dolphins in the Strait of Magellan, and hike to the edge of the active Osorno Volcano.

Take in the vistas from Puerto Natales over the Andes
Map of Santiago, Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 13 days is the most popular trip length for Chile travelers interested in visiting Santiago, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas, especially when also including San Pedro de Atacama. If you're not interested in San Pedro de Atacama, a week to 10 days is enough for your Santiago, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as five or six days. For the best itineraries, including Santiago, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas, keep reading below.

Snag views of Mount Fitz Roy near the village of El Chaltén
Map of Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Puerto Natales & El Chaltén: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Puerto Natales & El Chaltén: Best Itinerary Ideas

Having 12 to 15 days is an excellent length of time for a trip to Chile, with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Puerto Natales, and El Chaltén. It's also possible to hit the highlights in 11 days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities or add more stops, such as Punta Arenas. Keep reading for more inspiring Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Puerto Natales, and El Chaltén itineraries.

Stay in a masterfully-designed 5-star lodge on the shores of Seno Última Esperanza (photo courtesy of Singular Patagonia)
Map of Ultimate Luxury & Outdoor Adventure in Chilean Patagonia - 10 Days
Ultimate Luxury & Outdoor Adventure in Chilean Patagonia - 10 Days

Combine rugged adventures in Patagonia with private tours and luxury lodgings for the perfect 10-day Chilean getaway. Explore Santiago and go wine tasting in the famous Curicó Valley, then fly south to the untamed Patagonian wilds. Here you'll hop between two of the country's most spectacular 5-star lodges—spending your days kayaking on fjords, hiking through Torres del Paine, and soothing your muscles at the on-site spas. Return north for more tasty vino and a trip to colorful Valparaíso.

Spend three days hiking in Pumalín, the largest private nature reserve in the world
Map of Hidden Wonders of Chilean Patagonia - 16 Days
Hidden Wonders of Chilean Patagonia - 16 Days

Filled with unspoiled natural wonders and secluded national parks, the Chilean side of Patagonia is the ideal destination for adventurers who want to go off the tourist trail. Over 16 days, you'll do just that, starting with trips around the snowcapped volcanoes in the Lake District and hikes in Pumalín, the largest nature reserve in the world. Then, fly to Chile's far south, where more memorable excursions await, like horseback riding at a working ranch and hiking in Torres del Paine National Park.

 Las Condes and Providencia districts and the pond at Bicentennial Park in Vitacura, Santiago de Chile
Map of Santiago, Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Chile typically plan a trip for 10 to 13 days when combining Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Punta Arenas with the Atacama Desert. If you're only headed to Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Punta Arenas, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in eight to 10 days. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as five to seven days. For the best itineraries, including Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Punta Arenas, keep reading below.

Spend time taking in the striking landscapes of Torres del Paine
Map of Santiago, Torres del Paine & Puerto Natales: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Torres del Paine & Puerto Natales: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, a week to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Natales. It's also possible to hit the highlights in four to six days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region, like Punta Arenas, Puerto Varas, or San Pedro de Atacama. Get inspired with kimkim's Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Natales trip ideas below.

Cuernos del Paine in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Santiago & "W" Trek Adventure - 10 Days
Santiago & "W" Trek Adventure - 10 Days

Explore Chilean culture and experience the rugged landscapes of Patagonia on this ten-day trip. Start your adventure in the capital city of Santiago and explore the city's markets, skyscrapers, and parks. Next, head to the coast to experience the vibrant and colorful cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Then, venture south to Patagonia for a visit to Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you'll head out on a four-day version of the famed "W" circuit trek to take in the stunning beauty of Patagonia on foot.

Sunset over the Serrano Valley and Torres del Paine National Park
Highlights of Chile: Santiago, Patagonia & Wine Country - 10 Days

This epic 10-day tour showcases three diverse regions of Chile, with a perfect balance of outdoor adventure and quiet relaxation. Explore the city streets of Santiago, then fly south to the rugged peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. After embarking on a series of unforgettable full-day treks deep into Torres del Paine National Park, you'll head north again to spend the remainder of your trip unwinding among the vines at a wine country retreat in the Casablanca Valley.

Reflections in the clear waters of a Chilean fjord
Map of Kayak & Camp in Chile's Pumalín National Park - 6 Days
Kayak & Camp in Chile's Pumalín National Park - 6 Days

Connect with the incredible nature of Chile on this kayaking and camping adventure through Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park, the largest national park in South America. This pristine wilderness, which is home to a diverse array of flora, fauna, and Valdivian forests, extends from the heart of the Andes Mountains to the fjords of the Pacific Coast. Kayak through fjords, visit a sea lion colony, camp under the stars, and more on this six-day itinerary.Be aware that this itinerary includes about five hours of kayaking a day, so good physical condition is required to manage this intermediate level trip. The route can vary slightly due to currents, tide, and weather.

Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip - 8 Days
Map of Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip - 8 Days
Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip - 8 Days

Immerse yourself in the unique landscapes and culture of Chile. Start your journey in Santiago and head to the Casablanca Valley to indulge in Chilean wine before traveling to the coastal city of Valparaíso to discover its beautiful murals and artsy vibe. Then, get an up-close look at a 150,000-strong penguin colony before heading to the famed Torres del Paine National Park to experience some of the best hiking trails and landscapes the region has to offer.

The Perito Moreno glacier near El Calafate
Map of Ultimate Patagonia: Santiago, Puerto Natales, El Calafate & El Chaltén - 15 Days
Ultimate Patagonia: Santiago, Puerto Natales, El Calafate & El Chaltén - 15 Days

On this 15-day adventure, you'll experience Chile's vibrant capital and dive deep into Patagonia. Start with a tour of Santiago, followed by a visit to the nearby coastal city of Valparaíso. Explore the Andes Mountains and San José Volcano, then head to Puerto Natales to begin the Patagonian leg of your trip. Enjoy hiking, stunning views, and a boat tour on the Chilean side, then cross the border into Argentina for more outdoor activities. Finish with one last day of leisure in Santiago before heading home.

Los Torres in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Santiago & Modified W Trek Adventure - 9 Days
Santiago & Modified W Trek Adventure - 9 Days

Discover the best of Chile's urban and natural landscapes on this 9-day adventure. Begin with a cultural exploration of Santiago on a full-day city tour. Next, head to the Maipo Valley to take in its stunning mountain landscapes while sipping Chilean wine. Then, venture south to Patagonia for a visit to the iconic Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you'll embark on a 4-day version of the famed "W" circuit trek—a multi-day hike featuring some of the park's most breathtaking scenery.

Discover Patagonia's rugged beauty with the kids from the vantage of a kayak
Map of Family Tour of Chile's Lake District & Patagonia - 10 Days
Family Tour of Chile's Lake District & Patagonia - 10 Days

Ideal for families nurturing keen young naturalists and explorers, this 10-day itinerary leads you through some of Chile's most beautiful places. Start in historic Santiago, then discover the Lake District's parks, fjords, and colonial towns. Head to Patagonia to hike and boat your way around the extraordinary Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks. Meet cute penguins, spot soaring condors, and marvel at ancient cave art as you follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers of the past.

Stay in a luxury oasis in the heart of the arid Atacama Desert (photo courtesy of Explora Atacama)
Map of Luxury Atacama Desert & Chilean Patagonia - 10 Days
Luxury Atacama Desert & Chilean Patagonia - 10 Days

Travel to the furthest reaches of Chile for outdoor adventures in the arid northern deserts and southern Patagonia. This 10-day luxury itinerary begins with tours of the otherworldly landscapes in the Atacama Desert, followed by a trip south for trekking in Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park. It's not all roughing it, however, as during the journey, you'll stay in 5-star hotels and dine at some of the world's best restaurants.

Torres del Paine
Patagonia Trekking & Vineyards -12 Days

Ever dreamed of embarking on an unforgettable mountain trek in Patagonia? Then this active 12-day itinerary is perfect for you. The journey begins with a tour of Santiago and the port city of Valparaiso, with a delicious wine tour in between. Then you'll head south to Patagonia and arrive at one of the greatest trekking sites in the world: Torres del Paine National park. Here you'll embark on the iconic W Trek, and spend five adventure-filled days amid the park's lakes, valleys, and glaciers. By the end of this excursion, you'll truly be able to say you did Patagonia right.

Guanacos in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Atacama Desert & W Trek Excursion - 11 Days
Atacama Desert & W Trek Excursion - 11 Days

Explore Chile's beautiful extremes on this 11-day itinerary. After getting a taste of Santiago, fly north to the Atacama desert—an oasis in the driest part in the world known for its geysers, moonscapes, and starry skies. Then, travel south to Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park to challenge yourself on the W-trek, a world-famous route that will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes the park has to offer.

See penguins and other wildlife in Patagonian Chile
Map of Chile Outdoor Adventure for Families: Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia - 14 Days
Chile Outdoor Adventure for Families: Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia - 14 Days

See the top highlights of Chile on this 14-day family tour filled with outdoor fun and adorable wildlife. Start in Santiago to visit historic neighborhoods and parks, meet friendly alpacas, and explore local vineyards. Head to the colorful coastal city of Valparaíso for street art, museums, and funicular rides, then it's off to Patagonia to mingle with curious penguins on Isla Magdalena, navigate to icy glacier walls by boat, and end with a trek through the incredible vistas of Torres del Paine National Park.

Your luxury retreat on the doorstep of Torres del Paine blends with the landscape (photo courtesy of Tierra Patagonia)
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Off-the-Beaten-Path Luxury in Chile: Wine Country, Marble Caves & Patagonia - 14 Days

Get to know four distinct regions of Chile at a relaxed pace with this two-week luxury itinerary. Start your trip in style at a wine estate outside Santiago—complete with gourmet restaurant and tasting cellar. Then, it's off to an ecolodge in remote Aysén, where you'll cruise through the marble caves of Lago General Carrera. Continue deeper into Patagonia to a stylish retreat on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park, and end in historic Punta Arenas for wildlife tours and a taste of the local cuisine.

Combine rugged outdoor adventures with 4 and 5-star luxury as you explore Patagonia (photo courtesy of Singular Patagonia)
Map of Luxury Adventure in Chilean Patagonia - 14 Days
Luxury Adventure in Chilean Patagonia - 14 Days

Spend two weeks traveling in luxury as you explore the Chilean side of Patagonia—South America's ruggedly beautiful southern cone. This journey ticks all the highlights, from cruising the Magellan Strait to horseback riding in the Andes and trekking around the granite peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Rounding out this memorable itinerary are wine and city tours in Santiago, plus hiking to volcanoes and visiting penguin colonies in Chile's captivating Lake District.

Lago Pehoé in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Central Chile, Lake District & Patagonia - 10 Days
Central Chile, Lake District & Patagonia - 10 Days

Check off three spectacular regions of Chile on this active 10-day itinerary. After touring the capital of Santiago, and the vineyards of the Maipo Valley, fly to Puerto Montt and transfer to Puerto Varas in the Lake District for snowcapped volcanoes and plunging waterfalls. Finish off on the southern tip of the continent for cycling, kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding, surrounded by Patagonian scenery in Torres del Paine National Park.

Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Explore Santiago & Torres del Paine National Park - 10 Days
Explore Santiago & Torres del Paine National Park - 10 Days

This 10-day Chilean itinerary combines city life, nature hikes, and wine tasting. Lose yourself in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago as you explore it on a city tour, visit Viña del Mar and Valparaíso, then head to southern Patagonia to hike in the amazing Torres del Paine National Park. End your trip with a relaxing stay at a charming vineyard, where you'll enjoy wine tasting, horseback riding, cycling, trekking, and other excursions.

Torres del Paine National Park. Chile
Map of Santiago & Torres del Paine - 6 Days
Santiago & Torres del Paine - 6 Days

Explore several sides of Chile on this six-day itinerary. Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago to learn about the culture. Next, visit the neighboring coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso for some sightseeing. Then, head to one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, Torres del Paine National Park. Hike to the base of the iconic towers and get an up-close look at the majestic Grey Glacier during a boat tour.

Torres del Paine National Park. Chile
Map of Santiago de Chile & Torres del Paine National Park - 6 Days
Santiago de Chile & Torres del Paine National Park - 6 Days

Explore the sights, tastes, and beautiful landscapes of Chile on this 6-day itinerary. Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, and explore its vibrant culture. Next, head just outside of the city to learn all about how Chilean wines are made, and more importantly, how they taste. Then, head to one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you'll enjoy an in-depth exploration of the park's natural beauty, including a hike to the base of the iconic towers, and an up-close look at the majestic Grey Glacier during a boat tour.

The mountain landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Wonders of Chile: Patagonia, Lake District & Santiago - 14 Days
Wonders of Chile: Patagonia, Lake District & Santiago - 14 Days

Take in rugged mountains, pristine fjords, and lush wine country on this diverse 14-day journey through Chile's greatest highlights. Start in the country's far south, where you'll hike through the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park, visit penguins on the Strait of Magellan, and horseback ride across a traditional Patagonian estancia. Head north to kayak and climb through the spectacular scenery of the Lake District, then wind down with a final three days in Santiago. After a trip filled with activity and adventure, enjoy a change of pace as you explore the vibrant capital and take relaxing day trips to the nearby wine country and colorful villages of the Pacific coast.

Chilean Patagonia landscape
Map of Wonders of Chilean Nature: Santiago, Atacama Desert  & Patagonia - 11 Days
Wonders of Chilean Nature: Santiago, Atacama Desert & Patagonia - 11 Days

Explore some of South America's most astonishing landscapes on this 11-day nature tour of Chile. First, head north to Atacama to ride e-bikes and buggies through the desert, watch the sunrise over steaming geysers, and gaze at stars through powerful telescopes. Then, go south to the glacial terrain of Patagonia to spend several days climbing and hiking through lakes, forests, and peaks in Torres del Paine National Park.

See Patagonia in style from your fjord-front luxury hotel (photo courtesy of The Singular Patagonia)
Map of Luxury Chilean Patagonia: Santiago & Torres del Paine - 7 Days
Luxury Chilean Patagonia: Santiago & Torres del Paine - 7 Days

This luxury trip around Santiago and Patagonia offers the best of city life and the great outdoors. In Chile's chic metropolitan capital, you'll marvel at its Spanish colonial history on city tours, sample fine wines, and enjoy day trips to its rugged countryside. Then you're off to southern Patagonia, one of the world's last unspoiled frontiers, for customized multiday adventures around the mountains, glaciers, and rivers of Torres del Paine National Park.

Choose between a multi-day trek or a single-day tour in Patagonia's Torres del Paine
Map of Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales & Puerto Varas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales & Puerto Varas: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that about 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Puerto Varas. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—in a week to nine days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another place, like Punta Arenas. See more ideas for Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Puerto Varas itineraries below.

Petrohué Waterfalls downstream from Todos los Santos Lake, within Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Puerto Varas, Chile
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Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for a Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas, and Punta Arenas. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as seven to nine days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include the Atacama Desert. Keep reading for more inspiring Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas, and Punta Arenas itineraries.

See penguins on Isla Magdalena near Punta Arenas
Map of Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate & El Chaltén: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate & El Chaltén: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 15 days is the perfect amount of time for a Chile trip, with stops in Santiago and Patagonia's Torres del Paine, El Calafate, and El Chaltén. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can hit the highlights in a week to nine days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Punta Arenas and Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires.

Cable car in Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago
Map of Santiago & Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago & Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas

Nine to 11 days is the most popular trip length for Chile travelers interested in visiting both Santiago and Torres del Paine, especially when also including the Atacama Desert. If you're not interested in the Atacama Desert, a week to nine days is enough for your Santiago and Torres del Paine trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in four to six days for travelers with limited time. Check out kimkim's favorite Santiago and Torres del Paine trips below.

Discover Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world
Map of Santiago, the Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, the Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 10 to 13 days is perfect for a well-paced Chile trip with stops in Santiago, the Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine, and Punta Arenas. It's also possible to hit the highlights in a week to nine days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Puerto Varas, Valparaíso, or Easter Island. Get inspired with the below Santiago, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine, and Punta Arenas trip ideas.

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia
Map of W Trek & Central Chile Adventure - 14 Days
W Trek & Central Chile Adventure - 14 Days

It's unlikely you'll ever pack so much culture, nature, and adventure on a two-week holiday then you will with this 14-day Chilean itinerary. It starts with a culinary tour of Santiago, where you'll delve into the culture of the city one bite at a time. Then it's off to Torres del Paine, one of Chile's premier national parks and a must-visit destination for trekkers from across the globe. You'll then head to northern Patagonia to experience less-visited but equally beautiful Aysén region. Pack your winter gear, because things are going to get cold on this intrepid adventure you won't soon forget.

Moon Valley in San Pedro de Atacama
Map of Chilean Deserts & Towers Excursion - 10 Days
Chilean Deserts & Towers Excursion - 10 Days

Experience Chile's beautiful extremes on this 10-day journey. Begin your adventure in the Atacama Desert—a region characterized by its lunar landscapes, geysers, salt flats, and starry skies. Next, head south to Patagonia to experience Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you'll enjoy an in-depth exploration of the park's natural beauty, including a hike to the base of the iconic towers and an up-close look at the majestic Grey Glacier during a boat tour.

Fly south to Patagonia for an itinerary of kid-friendly hiking, biking, and wildlife-watching
Map of Chile Outdoor Adventure for Families: Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia - 10 Days
Chile Outdoor Adventure for Families: Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia - 10 Days

Tailor-made for active families, this 10-day Chilean adventure will keep even the most energetic youngsters entertained and engaged. Get your bearings in Santiago with a city tour and dinner at a fun revolving restaurant, then transfer to coastal Valparaíso to ride up steep hills in rickety funiculars and meet the four-legged inhabitants of a local ranch. Excitement awaits as you fly south into Patagonia next, where you'll explore spectacular fjords, forests, and glaciers by foot, boat, horseback, and bike.

Outdoorsy and adventurous families will love exploring Chile's Torres del Paine
Map of Active Family Fun in the Atacama Desert & Chilean Patagonia - 10 Days
Active Family Fun in the Atacama Desert & Chilean Patagonia - 10 Days

Explore moonscapes in northern Chile and icy landscapes in the south during this 10-day family adventure. Learn about the stars as you gaze up at the Atacama Deserts' clear night skies, and pack your swimsuits to splash in high-altitude lagoons and salt pools. Then it's off to Chile's southern tip and the wilds of Patagonia, where you'll walk among the country's largest penguin colony, hike the trails of Torres del Paine National Park, and sail along the towering walls of an ancient glacier.

Summer blooms in Torres del Paine
Map of Patagonia Adventure for Couples - 15 Days
Patagonia Adventure for Couples - 15 Days

Explore Patagonia's most breathtaking sites at a relaxed pace while staying in comfortable accommodations on this 15-day itinerary. Kick off in Chile's capital before continuing south to Torres del Paine National Park for glaciers, turquoise lakes, and thrilling day hikes. Finish across the border in Argentine Patagonia for more glaciers and a secluded mountain lodge with a variety of outdoor activities, not to mention iconic views of Mt. Fitz Roy.

See the salt flats and volcanoes of Chile's Atacama Desert
Map of Ultimate Chile Adventure: Cities, Wine Country, Deserts & Mountains - 15 Days
Ultimate Chile Adventure: Cities, Wine Country, Deserts & Mountains - 15 Days

Feed your adventurous soul with this 15-day tour of Chile. Begin in Santiago with bike tours of the city and visits to Chile's wine country for tastings of its best varietals. Then, it's off to the Andes Mountains and the Atacama Desert, where you'll travel through the mystical Moon Valley and swim in saltwater lagoons. Fly south to Patagonia to see the penguins of Magdalena Island in Puntas Arenas, then close the trip by hiking the mountains and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park.

Blue icebergs at Grey Glacier in Torres del Paine
Map of Santiago, Easter Island, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Easter Island, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine & Punta Arenas: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 14 to 15 days is perfect for a well-paced Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Easter Island, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine, and Punta Arenas. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 11 to 13 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Puerto Varas or Valparaíso. See more ideas for Santiago, Easter Island, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine, and Punta Arenas itineraries below.

Spend multiple days hiking, boating, and horseback riding around the dramatic landscapes of Torres del Paine
Map of Total Chile Tour: Santiago, Atacama, Patagonia & Wine Country - 16 Days
Total Chile Tour: Santiago, Atacama, Patagonia & Wine Country - 16 Days

Experience the scope of Chile on a grand tour of three of its most famous regions: Santiago, the Atacama Desert, and southern Patagonia. In Santiago, tour colonial landmarks before flying north to Atacama, where you'll stargaze on the Altiplano, see spouting geysers, and embark on a desert safari. The third act takes you to Patagonia to visit penguin colonies, explore massive glaciers, and hike around the soaring peaks of Torres del Paine before returning north for some wine tasting to send you off in style.

Trek to waterfalls in the Valdivian rainforest of Alerce Andino National Park
Map of Active Lake District & Full Chilean Patagonia - 16 Days
Active Lake District & Full Chilean Patagonia - 16 Days

This 16-day outdoor adventure will take you far off the tourist trail in Chilean Patagonia, one of the world's last great frontiers. Blaze a trail south from the snowcapped volcanoes and shimmering lakes of the Lake District as you kayak around marble caves and hike through native forests. Then, enjoy a few days of mountain trekking, condor watching, and glacier visits in Torres del Paine National Park before exploring the mystical island of Chiloé.

Laguna Capri at the base of Mt. Fitz Roy
Map of Patagonia Adventure for Couples - 14 Days
Patagonia Adventure for Couples - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary explores Patagonia's most breathtaking sites at a relaxed pace while staying in comfortable accommodations. Kick off in Chile's capital before continuing south to Torres del Paine National Park for glaciers, turquoise lakes, and thrilling day hikes. Finish across the border in Argentine Patagonia for more glaciers and a secluded mountain lodge with a variety of outdoor activities, not to mention iconic views of Mt. Fitz Roy.

Let the little ones play explorer as you explore Chilean Patagonia's great outdoors
Map of Chile North to South Family Adventure: Santiago, Atacama Desert & Patagonia - 14 Days
Chile North to South Family Adventure: Santiago, Atacama Desert & Patagonia - 14 Days

Introduce your intrepid little ones to three of Chile's standout destinations on this family-friendly two-week tour. Start in Santiago to stroll historic plazas and parks, ride funiculars through the hills of Valparaíso, and taste Chilean wine (and grape juice) at local vineyards. Then, it's off to the Atacama Desert for lunar landscapes, ancient petroglyphs, and steaming geysers. Jet south into Patagonia to wrap up your trip with kid-focused outdoor activities in the land of mountains, glaciers, and penguins.

Lake Pehoé, Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile Grand Tour: Santiago, Torres del Paine & Easter Island - 15 Days
Chile Grand Tour: Santiago, Torres del Paine & Easter Island - 15 Days

Outdoor adventurers rejoice—this curated 15-day itinerary immerses you in the unparalleled natural beauty of Chile. First, you'll head to the far north of the country and tour the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Then it's off to Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park, home to the most awe-inspiring mountains and unspoiled nature in Chile. You'll then finish the journey far west in the Pacific, amid the mysterious stone idols of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island.

Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Patagonia & Atacama Desert - 10 Days
Patagonia & Atacama Desert - 10 Days

Explore regions on both ends of Chile's latitudinal spectrum with this 10-day itinerary. After getting a taste of Santiago, fly north to the Atacama desert—an oasis in the driest part of the world known for geysers, moonscapes, and starry skies. Then, fly all the way south to Patagonia's Punta Arenas, where you'll meet a penguin colony before finishing in Torres del Paine National Park for a range of activities and wildlife viewing.

The Lake District
Map of Chile: Lake District, Torres del Paine, & Atacama Desert - 12 Days
Chile: Lake District, Torres del Paine, & Atacama Desert - 12 Days

This extensive 12-day itinerary covers the major highlights of north, south, and central Chile—the Lake District, Torres del Paine National Park, and the Atacama Desert. The Lake District is famous for its charming villages, Prussian-blue lakes, and snow-capped volcanoes. Torres del Paine, on the other hand, is the crown jewel of national parks to explore in Patagonia. Throw in a visit to a Patagonian penguin colony and a jaunt to the mystical and beautiful island of Chiloé, and you have the perfect Chilean adventure.

Los Torres in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Santiago, Torres del Paine & Easter Island - 11 Days
Santiago, Torres del Paine & Easter Island - 11 Days

This 11-day cultural tour of Chile begins in the metropolitan capital of Santiago. Discover the best the city has to offer on a tour that highlights markets, historic centers, and urban views. Next, travel to the coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso to take in their colorful streets and vibrant arts scene. Then, head south to Patagonia to hike through Torres del Paine National Park. Top off the adventure with a visit to Easter Island to delve into the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

Moai statues
Map of Easter Island & Torres del Paine Adventure - 8 Days
Easter Island & Torres del Paine Adventure - 8 Days

To the Chileans, it's Isla de Pascua, and Indigenous residents call it Rapa Nui—but the rest of the world knows it by its most famous nickname: Easter Island. This Chilean territory, formed of volcanic rock, is 2.5 million years old, and on this adventure, you'll get to explore its major archaeological sites. Next, venture to Patagonia to experience the rugged beauty of Torres del Paine National Park.

Santiago at sunset
Map of Chile: Santiago, Pacific Coast, Patagonia, & More - 13 Days
Chile: Santiago, Pacific Coast, Patagonia, & More - 13 Days

Explore many Chilean highlights in just under two weeks. Arrive in Santiago and embark on a city tour, followed by a day trip to the coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Then, discover Maipo Valley’s peaks and streams, along with a wine tasting excursion through Casablanca Valley. Then, it’s off to Patagonia to discover the Aysén region, home to beautiful glaciers and stunning marble caves. Next, fly to Punta Arenas to view native wildlife, explore the best of Torres del Paine, and visit a local estancia—before one final evening in Santiago.

The sand dunes and rock formations of the Atacama Desert
Chile Highlights: Patagonia, Santiago & Atacama - 10 Days

This diverse 10-day itinerary takes you on a journey from south to north as you visit three of Chile's most iconic regions. Start in remote Patagonia, where you'll explore the granite peaks, azure lakes, and rushing waterfalls of the famed Torres del Paine National Park. Sample the culture and cuisine of the capital in Santiago, then end your adventure in the far north—stargazing under desert skies and discovering the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama.

Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile Grand Tour - 13 Days
Chile Grand Tour - 13 Days

Is it possible to experience the highlights of a famously diverse and beautiful country like Chile in just under two weeks? In this instance, yes. Over 13 days, you can visit all the wonderful sites that have graced the covers of travel magazines for years. You get it all: the northern Atacama Desert, Patagonia—even the far-flung mystical island of Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island to us foreigners. So pack a bag, get your hiking gear ready, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

Santiago de Chile
Map of Santiago, the Atacama Desert & Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, the Atacama Desert & Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, nine to 11 days is the perfect amount of time for a Chile trip with stops in Santiago, the Atacama Desert, and Torres del Paine. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as seven or eight days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Punta Arenas, Puerto Varas, or Easter Island. Keep reading for more inspiring Santiago, Atacama Desert, and Torres del Paine itineraries.

Take the nature-loving family's trip of a lifetime to Patagonia, Chile
Map of Family Adventure in Chile: Santiago, the Lake District & Patagonia - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Chile: Santiago, the Lake District & Patagonia - 7 Days

Perfect for the nature-loving family, this weeklong Chilean adventure will take you and the kids to some of the country's most stunning places. Meander through Santiago's parkland and the colonial townships lining Lago Llanquihue, then head off into the wild to explore the national parks around Puerto Varas and Puerto Natales—including the renowned Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia. See these extraordinary places at a kid-friendly pace, ensuring lots of family fun and tales to share back home.

View of Osornos and a traditional boat from Puerto Varas, Patagonia, Chile
Map of Santiago, Torres del Paine & Puerto Varas: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Torres del Paine & Puerto Varas: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Chile typically plan a trip for 10 to 14 days when combining Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Varas with Punta Arenas. For travelers wanting to visit Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Varas exclusively, plan about 10 days for a well-paced trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in a week to nine days for travelers with limited time. Check out kimkim's favorite Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Varas trips below.

See moai on the Rano Raraku volcanao of Easter Island
Map of Santiago, Easter Island & Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Easter Island & Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas

Twelve to 15 days is the most popular trip length for Chile travelers interested in visiting Santiago, Easter Island, and Torres del Paine, especially when also including the Atacama Desert. For travelers wanting to visit Santiago, Easter Island, and Torres del Paine exclusively, plan 10 to 11 days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as eight or nine days. Check out kimkim's favorite Santiago, Easter Island, and Torres del Paine trips below.

Start your epic Chile tour in the deserts around San Pedro de Atacama
Map of The Best of Chile: Desert, Mountains, Cities & South Pacific - 16 Days
The Best of Chile: Desert, Mountains, Cities & South Pacific - 16 Days

"Best" is no hyperbole—this 16-day journey covers the most beautiful and culturally rich areas of Chile, from the mainland to the South Pacific. You'll arrive in the northern Atacama Desert to explore geysers, lunar valleys, vast salt flats, and more. Then, travel south to rugged Patagonia as you visit penguin colonies in Puerto Natales, marvel at massive glaciers, and hike around Torres del Paine National Park before flying to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to experience its legends and ancient ruins.

Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile Grand Tour: Santiago, Atacama, Torres del Paine & Easter Island - 14 Days
Chile Grand Tour: Santiago, Atacama, Torres del Paine & Easter Island - 14 Days

Discover the incredible diversity of Chile's landscapes on this action-packed two-week adventure. Get to know the vibrant capital of Santiago, then head into the arid and otherworldly environs of the Atacama Desert. Venture south to Patagonia to hike to the towering peaks of Torres del Paine National Park before flying across the South Pacific to explore the mysterious icons and windswept coastlines of Easter Island.

Torres del Paine National Park
Discover Chile's Lake District & Patagonia - 14 Days

Make your way around a series of unforgettable natural attractions — including national parks, mountain peaks, icy glaciers, penguin colonies, pristine lagoons, and more — on this two-week tour around Chilean Patagonia and the Lake District. Bookended on both sides with a few days in the bustling capital city of Santiago, the itinerary takes you first to Patagonia and the cities of Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. Move on to the Lake District, side-tripping to the mythical island of Chiloé. Trek through native forests to waterfalls and marvel at volcanoes before heading back to Santiago, where the trip comes to a close.

Explore Patagonia's famous Torres del Paine National Park at a family pace
Map of Epic Family Trip to Chile: Atacama Desert, Easter Island & Patagonia - 14 Days
Epic Family Trip to Chile: Atacama Desert, Easter Island & Patagonia - 14 Days

Unveil Chile's diverse highlights from north to south with this far-reaching, two-week family trip. From Santiago, you'll fly to the otherworldly Atacama Desert for stargazing and gentle hikes through its lunar landscapes. Encounter enigmatic moái statues and play on the volcanic beaches of Easter Island, then fly south to Patagonia to finish your adventure amid the penguins of Isla Magdalena and the dazzling mountain landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park.

Start in Chile's northern deserts before heading south to the Lake District and Patagonia
Map of Chile's Natural Wonders for Families: Atacama Desert, Lake District & Patagonia - 14 Days
Chile's Natural Wonders for Families: Atacama Desert, Lake District & Patagonia - 14 Days

Hop between deserts, mountains, and lakes on this two-week family trip through Chile. Bookended with a stay in Santiago, you and the kids will float in salt pools in the Atacama Desert, sail to penguin-filled islands in the Lake District, and visit glaciers and national parks in Patagonia. An itinerary of gentle hikes and scenic boat rides will keep young adventurers entertained, while relaxed excursions like a winery picnic, an alpaca farm visit, and a day trip to colorful, coastal Valparaíso will delight all ages.

See the deserts and lagoons of the Atacama before flying south to Patagonia
Map of Luxury Wonders of Chile: North to South Grand Tour - 14 Days
Luxury Wonders of Chile: North to South Grand Tour - 14 Days

This two-week Chilean adventure will take you to its most scenic regions: the northern deserts, coastal wine country, and the wilds of southern Patagonia. And though this itinerary is jam-packed with outdoor activities, you won't sacrifice anything in terms of comfort—it's first-class treatment the whole way. Stay in luxury hotels and dine at the finest restaurants in between astronomy tours, visits to salt flats, glacier hikes in Torres del Paine, wine tours in the Casablanca Valley, and more.

Make your way south from Santiago to Patagonia, stopping for lakeside luxury in Pucón (photo courtesy of andBeyond Vira Vira)
Map of Luxury Lakes & Mountains of Chile: Santiago, the Lake District & Patagonia - 14 Days
Luxury Lakes & Mountains of Chile: Santiago, the Lake District & Patagonia - 14 Days

Enjoy the finer things in Chile (plus some memorable outdoor adventures) on this two-week luxury tour. Travel from north to south, starting in Santiago with gourmet dining, wine tours, and excursions to colorful Valparaíso. Then, make your way down to the Lake District and Patagonia, where you'll trek around glaciers and volcanoes, go kayaking on fjords, unwind with a relaxing dip in natural hot springs, and much more.

Lake Pehoe, Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Best of Chile - 9 Days
Best of Chile - 9 Days

Explore two spectacular regions of Chile where few travelers venture on this nine-day itinerary. After checking out Santiago, you'll fly to the Atacama desert—an oasis in the driest part of the world known for geysers, salt flats, and starry skies. From here, head to Patagonia, where you'll experience Torres del Paine National Park via a range of activities while staying in a fully sustainable EcoCamp.

The Moon Valley, Atacama Desert
Map of Chile's Beaches & Natural Wonders - 12 Days
Chile's Beaches & Natural Wonders - 12 Days

Stretching thousands of miles in length, Chile can feel a world away with its mountains, glaciers, deserts, and rugged coastline. This 12-day trip hits the highlights with a series of unique guided tours. Move at a relaxed pace as you make your way from the Atacama Desert in the north, to Patagonia in the south. You'll also make urban stops in Santiago, Valparaiso, and upscale Viña del Mar for two days of beachy fun.

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Map of Chile Highlights Adventure - 12 Days
Chile Highlights Adventure - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary combines ancient culture and ancient landscapes with the profound natural beauty of Chilean Patagonia. From the northern deserts of the Atacama region to Torres del Paine National Park, you'll experience the full spectrum of Chile's natural beauty. This also includes a jaunt to Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Here, you'll walk in the footsteps of ancient cultures and marvel at the great stone idols—the moaia—that were built to honor ancient tribal chieftains and still stand today.

Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile Grand Tour: Santiago, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine, & Easter Island - 13 Days
Chile Grand Tour: Santiago, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine, & Easter Island - 13 Days

Experience the highlights of diverse and beautiful Chile in less than two weeks. Begin in the capital Santiago with some sightseeing, before flying off to the Atacama Desert. Discover the lagoons, geysers, salt flats, and more. Then, fly to Punta Arenas for your Patagonian adventure. Visit the native wildlife of the islands, and then head into Torres del Paine National Park for two days of private tours. The final leg takes you to Easter Island to explore the ancient moai figureheads, volcanoes, and stunning beaches.

Explore Chile's Atacama Desert
Highlights of the Atacama Desert, Lake District & Patagonia - 11 Days

Travelers flock to Chile from all over the world to visit three principal regions, and this 11-day itinerary has all of them covered. First, it's a trip to the north of the country and the Atacama Desert, where you'll do some stargazing and tour the otherworldly landscapes. Then, it's a flight to the southern Lake District and its enormous lakes, wild rivers, and snowcapped volcanoes. Finally, you'll end up in the far south, in Patagonia, where you'll spend a day exploring the most famous national park in the country: Torres del Paine.

Discover Chile
Map of Central Chile, Lake District & Atacama Desert - 15 Days
Central Chile, Lake District & Atacama Desert - 15 Days

To first-timers in Chile, visiting this country is like happening upon a great secret. Its natural beauty is as diverse as it's extensive. Throughout the length of this narrow, 2,653-mile (4,270-km) country, there are high-altitude deserts, a lake region abounding with volcanoes and wild rivers, and, of course, the primal and unspoiled beauty that is Chilean Patagonia. You'll get to visit all three of these regions on this extensive 15-day itinerary, and you'll even find time for wine tasting.

Ovahe Beach, Easter Island's most famous
Map of Santiago, Easter Island, Atacama Desert & Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas
Santiago, Easter Island, Atacama Desert & Torres del Paine: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 12 to 15 days is perfect for a well-paced Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Easter Island, Atacama Desert, and Torres del Paine. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Punta Arenas or Valparaíso. Get inspired with the below Santiago, Easter Island, Atacama Desert, and Torres del Paine trip ideas.

Moai statues on Easter Island
Map of Chile Highlights Adventure - 14 Days
Chile Highlights Adventure - 14 Days

The secret's out: Chile is one of the most naturally beautiful countries in Latin America, which places it high in the running for one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world. This two-week adventure covers three of its most incredible regions. The first major stop on the itinerary is the northern Atacama Desert, which is famous for its lunar landscapes, steaming geysers, and expansive salt flats. Then, it's off to Torres del Paine, the most-visited national park in Chilean Patagonia. Finally, you'll visit Rapa Nui, or Easter Island as it's commonly known, to discover the secrets of its great stone idols.

Wild horses graze in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chilean Nature Adventure: Santiago, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine & Puerto Varas - 15 Days
Chilean Nature Adventure: Santiago, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine & Puerto Varas - 15 Days

This 15-day odyssey will take you to some of Chile's most fascinating sites and spectacular landscapes. Get to know the bustling city of Santiago, see the driest desert in the world at San Pedro de Atacama, marvel at glaciers in Torres del Paine National Park, and learn about Chile's colonial history in the scenic lakeside town of Puerto Varas. Cap off your adventure with a food tour of Santiago's best restaurants and a trip to Colchagua Valley wine country.

Wonders of Chile
Map of Wonders of Chile - 13 Days
Wonders of Chile - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary covers the major highlights in and around the Andes, including the northern Atacama Desert, the central Lake District, and Torres del Paine National Park. There's even a break for wine tasting in Chile's famous vineyards. This is a partial road trip, so you can set your own schedule and explore however and wherever you like.

Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) close to San Pedro de Atacama
Map of Wonders of Chile - 14 Days
Wonders of Chile - 14 Days

On this two week trip, you’ll visit many of the classic places that have made Chile an iconic country for travelers and mountaineers alike. You’ll journey to places like the Atacama Desert and the Patagonian glaciers as you discover a land of myths and mountains. You’ll also have the chance to stay in Santiago and Valparaíso to get a sense of Chile’s city life.