→ Beautiful coastlines
→ Rich culture and cuisines
→ Filled with historic sites

Chile is home to the Andes, the world's longest mountain ranges and the Atacama Desert, the world's driest place.

Outdoor Activities Lover

Surfing, Trekking/Hiking, Hang gliding, Paragliding

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Architecture, Museums and Galleries:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Patagonia: October-March
The Atacama Desert, Santiago, the Central Valleys⇒ All year round

top destinations in Chile

This is the list of top destinations in Chile where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert

Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine



Chilean Lake District (Chiloe Island)

Chilean Lake District (Chiloe Island)

Easter Island

Easter Island

top activities to do in Chile

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in Chile:

If you are an outdoor adventure lover:

  1. Chilean Lake District

If you are a history lover:

  1. Easter Island

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Chilean Lake District
  2. Torres del Paine

If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:

               For Art, Museums and Galleries:

  1. Santiago

              For Cultures and Traditions:     

  1. Santiago


From the above list, you can see that the Chilean Lake District overlaps in two categories and others in one category. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since Chile is mostly about unique landscapes, our first pick would be Torres del Paine and the Atacama Desert. 

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first-time visit to Chile and 

If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

(If you want a desert tour)

Santiago (Day 1)→Valparaiso, return to Santiago (Day 2)→Calama (Day 3)→Atacama Desert (Day 4-5)→Return back to Calama and then to Santiago (Day 6)→Fly back home

(If you want a mountain tour)

Santiago (Day 1)→Fly to Puerto Montt (Day 2)→Fly to Punta Arenas, Patagonia (Day 3)→Drive to the Torres del Paine National Park (Day 4-5)→Return to Punta Arenas (Day 6)→Fly back to Santiago (Day 7)

(Note: If you want to complete the Torres del Paine W Trek, then it takes 4-5 extra days.)

If you have 14 days, then you can extend the above itinerary.

Santiago (Day 1)→Valparaiso, return to Santiago (Day 2)→Fly to Puerto Montt, take bus to Castro, a city in Chilean Lake District (Day 3)→Return to Puerto Montt (Day 4)→Fly to Punta Arenas, Patagonia (Day 5)→Drive to the Torres del Paine National Park (Day 6-7)→Return to Punta Arenas (Day 8)→Fly back to Santiago(Day 9)→Calama (Day 10)→Atacama Desert (Day 11-12)→Return back to Calama and then to Santiago (Day 13)→Fly back home (Day 14)

(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget, and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)

We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Chile can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.