My wife and I will be visiting Chile in October for 2.5 weeks. We're in our 40's and would like to both explore the Lakes district and visit Easter Island. My wife also enjoys wine so we'd like to visit a few vineyards, if possible. We will arrive in Santiago and immediately fly to Puerto Montt and then rent a car for the next week and a half. We'll immediately drive to Puerto Varas where we're thinking of staying for 3 days. The only other plans we have is that we fly to Easter Island 11 after arriving in Chile for 4 days. Following Easter Island, we have 2.5 days in Santiago before returning home.
Could you recommend where do visit in the Lake District? Any suggestion on cities we should visit as we drive back north to Santiago? I was thinking of visiting Valpiraso but I'm not sure if I'd like to do it while we have the rental car or after we return from Easter Island. If you have any vineyards we should visit or stay away from, please let us know. If you can recommend things in and around Santiago, that would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much... Mark