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Best time to visit Santiago, Chile

Our verdict

The best time to visit Santiago is November-January

Want to know when to travel to Santiago? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, November-January is the best time to go to Santiago. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 28℃ (83℉). In the colder months such as July, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 2℃ (36℉).

The days are longest in Santiago in January, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Santiago in June – It’s the wettest month of the year.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Santiago. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

January

Santiago seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Santiago as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Santiago is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Santiago

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Santiago for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Santiago climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Santiago for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Santiago in January

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Santiago in February

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Santiago in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in March, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Santiago in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Santiago in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Santiago in June

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santiago in July

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in July, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santiago in August

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in August, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Santiago in September

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Santiago in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Santiago in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in November, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Santiago in December

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santiago in December, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Santiago is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (78℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Santiago is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Santiago is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Santiago, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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