Chile, one of the most famous countries in Latin America as a tourist destination, is home to many cities that offer captivating museums, fine dining and some most beautiful beaches in the world.
Chile is also affectionately known by its inhabitants as the country of poets. Chile’s mountainous and volcanic landscape with lakes is home to many interesting cities that you must visit in your lifetime.
Chile has some of the world's best travel destinations and cities; read along to find the inspiration for your next trip.
Santiago, the seventh most populous city in the Americas, is the capital and largest city in Chile. The city sits on a valley surrounded by snowy Andean Mountains and Chilean Coast range.
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Popular food to try in Santiago comprises Empanadas, Pastel De Choclo, pizza and many Chilean delicacies.
Best time to visit Santiago is from late September to November and from March till May.
How to reach Santiago – the capital city can be reached by the Arturo Merino Benitez airport in Santiago.
Viña Del Mar is a popular coastal resort town in Chile famous for the high rise buildings, gardens and vast beaches.
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Popular food to try in Viña Del Mar consists of Chorrillana, Pastel De Choclo, Completo, Curanto, Pebre, Empanadas and Chilean wine.
Best time to visit Viña Del Mar is from January till May and from October till December
How to reach Viña Del Mar– you can get to Viña Del Mar from Santiago by taking a bus . The 2 main lines are Turbus and Pullman bus.
Easter island is a remote volcanic island off the coast in Chile.
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Popular food to try on Easter Island consists of fishes like swordfish, tuna and mahi mahi and seafood like lobster and shrimp.
Best time to visit Easter Island is from April to June or from October to December.
How to reach Easter Island – Easter Island can be reached by a flight from the capital Santiago.
Valparaiso is a port city in Chile’s coast known for its steep funiculars, colorful buildings and cliff top homes.
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Popular food to try in Valparaiso includes meat soup, Lengua De Vaca, Pastel De Jaiba, Milcao, Chorrillana and many more Chilean dishes.
Best time to visit Valparaiso is from November to March.
How to reach Valparaiso – the closest airport from Valparaiso is Arturo Merino Benitez airport in Santiago from which you can come to Valparaiso via a bus.
Iquique is a coastal city in northern Chile that spreads west to the Atacama desert.
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Popular food to try in Iquique comprises Alfajores, Chumbeque, seafood, pizza and Pisco Sour.
Best time to visit Iquique is from December to March.
How to reach Iquique– you can book a flight to Diego Aracena International Airport in Iquique to get to the city.
San Pedro De Atacama is a town in Chile located in the Atacama desert that sits in the plateau of Andes mountains in northeastern Chile.
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You can try the typical Chilean food in San Pedro De Atacama.
Best time to visit San Pedro De Atacama are the months of December, January and February.
How to reach San Pedro De Atacama – the nearest airport from the town is Calama airport, you can also come via bus through the capital Santiago.
Castro is the third oldest town in Chile that is located at the Chiloe Island of the Chile’s Lake district.
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Popular food to try in Castro includes Milcos, Empanadas, steamed mussels, Pastel De Jaiba and seafood.
Best time to visit Castro is from mid May to mid July and from mid August to early October.
How to reach Castro– the city can be accessed by taking a ferry from Puerto Montt and Puerto Montt can be accessed through Santiago.
La Serena is a coastal city in Chile which is the capital of the Coquimbo region of Chile. The city is a must visit place on a low budget in Chile.
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Best time to visit La Serena is during the months of January, February and March.
How to reach La Serena– you can book a flight to the La Serena airport and can also reach by bus from Santiago.
Lake District is a famous district in Southern Chile that sits on the Andean foothills and is home to many great lakes of Chile.
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Best time to visit Lake District is from December to March
How to reach Lake District – the different cities of Lake District can be reached with the airports there and a bus can also be taken to explore the district.
Concepcion is a large Chilean city that belongs to the metropolitan area of Greater Concepcion.
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Popular food to try in Concepcion consists of Chilean, Mexican cuisine with seafood and Pisco Sour cocktail.
Best time to visit Concepcion is from November till mid April.
How to reach Concepcion – the closest airport from the Concepcion is Carriel Sur International Airport which is 11 km away from the city center.
Colchagua is a province located in central Chile, and famous for its wine shops and wineries.
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Best time to visit Colchagua is from October to May in order to witness good weather and harvest.
How to reach Colchagua– you can travel to the Colchagua by a bus from any major city in Chile like Santiago.
Tierra Del Fuego is an archipelago in Chile that is shared between Chile and Argentina.
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Popular food to try in Tierra Del Fuego consists of fish and seafood like crab and squid.
Best time to visit Tierra Del Fuego is from December to February, while any time from October to April is good to go.
How to reach Tierra Del Fuego– Tierra Del Fuego region is at a drive distance of 5 hours from the Punta Arenas in Chile.
Pucon is a city in central Chile located in the Lake district that lies on the Villarrica Lake and is overlooked by the snowy Villarrica Volcano.
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Popular food to try in Pucon consists of Argentine barbecues, pizzas, tacos and fish.
Best time to visit Pucon is from January till March.
How to reach Pucon– you can book a flight to Pucon airport and can also take a bus from Temuco city to reach the adventurous town.
Puerto Chacabuco is a small town in Southern Chile located in the Patagonian region .
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Best time to visit Puerto Chacabuco is from December to mid March.
How to reach Puerto Chacabuco– the closest airport from Puerto Chacabuco is Balmaceda Airport that is just 62 miles away from the town.
Torres Del Paine is a national park in south Chile located in the Magallanes region.
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Best time to visit Torres Del Paine is from November to mid March.
How to reach Torres Del Paine – you can take a flight to Punta Arenas and from there can take a bus to reach Torres Del Paine National Park.