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Best time to visit Chile

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The best time to visit Chile is November-January

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Chile? Look no further! November-January is the best time to go to Chile due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In the summer months, temperatures in Santiago can climb to a maximum of around 28℃ (83℉) during the day. The average Santiago temperatures in winter reach lows of around 2℃ (36℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -4℃ (25℉). Other areas in Chile can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Chile, you’re most likely to get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around January. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Chile in June. Head there in February instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Chile are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

January

Chile seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Chile is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Chile

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Punta ArenasNovember-January
13℃
8℃
13℃
8℃
12℃
7℃
9℃
6℃
7℃
4℃
5℃
3℃
5℃
2℃
5℃
2℃
7℃
3℃
9℃
4℃
11℃
5℃
12℃
7℃
San Pedro De AtacamaSeptember
21℃
9℃
20℃
10℃
20℃
8℃
18℃
6℃
15℃
3℃
12℃
1℃
12℃
0℃
14℃
1℃
16℃
3℃
18℃
5℃
20℃
6℃
21℃
8℃
SantiagoNovember-January
26℃
12℃
25℃
12℃
24℃
11℃
21℃
9℃
17℃
7℃
13℃
4℃
11℃
2℃
14℃
4℃
16℃
5℃
18℃
7℃
22℃
9℃
24℃
11℃
ValparaisoSeptember-October
22℃
15℃
22℃
15℃
22℃
15℃
20℃
13℃
18℃
12℃
16℃
10℃
15℃
9℃
16℃
9℃
17℃
9℃
18℃
10℃
20℃
12℃
21℃
13℃
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Top FAQs

Chile is in South America.
The warmest month of the year in Santiago, one of the most popular places to visit in Chile, is January.
The driest month of the year in Santiago, Chile, is usually around February each year.

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