As befits a country that spans a range of latitudes, Chile has many different climatic regions.

The temperate north and sub-tropical Easter Island can be visited year round, while Santiago and the central regions of Chile have seasons that are the reverse of our own. The Lake District is delightful in Chile’s spring and autumn, while the endless sunshine of the high summer months of December and January attract many crowds.

As is the case in Argentina, Chile’s Patagonia has a very changeable climate, and being this far south you must be prepared for anything even during the optimum months (October to March), with the inclement winter weather from June to August rendering the area effectively closed.

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* This is a rough guide to when to travel in the country as a whole. It may not necessarily apply to a specific itinerary or part of the country.

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  • A good time to travel, some factors to be aware of
  • Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year
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  • Travel is not recommended
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