59 days in Christchurch & Santiago Itinerary

59 days in Christchurch & Santiago Itinerary

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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 25 nights
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Santiago, Chile
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Christchurch, New Zealand

— 25 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Christchurch: Akaroa (Britomart Monument, Akaroa Lighthouse, &more), Ashburton (Ashburton Museum, The Plains Vintage Railway & Historical Museum, &more) and Waipara (Greystone Wines, Waipara Springs Winery, &more). On the 3rd (Mon), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. On the 15th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu), meet the residents at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, and see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Christchurch trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Queenstown to Christchurch is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Santiago, Chile

— 32 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valparaiso (Paseo Yugoslavo, La Sebastiana, &more), Region IX Ltd (in Villarrica) and Pirque (Alyan Family Wines & Concha y Toro). Saddle up on the 15th (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. On the 20th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago day trip app.

You can fly from Christchurch to Santiago in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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