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For visitors heading to Patagonia in the south of Chile, October to March are the warmest and most accessible months. Santiago, the Central Valleys and the Atacama Desert are truly year-round destinations. June to August are popular for skiers in the mountains around Santiago, whilst April's displays of autumnal leaves in Chile's winelands make this month an appealing time for a visit.

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Month-by-month guide to traveling in Chile

Santiago, Chile

Visiting Chile in January - February

January and February are busy times to visit Chile, it being the peak of the country's summer. Accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park in particular gets full very quickly and prices shoot up here at this time of year. This is a good time to visit Santiago as many residents travel out of the city; reducing congestion and hotel prices.

Events & Festivals

  • Vendimias (late February to early May): These are wine harvesting festivals that take place across Chile's wine growing area, usually featuring grape stomping, local music and wine tasting.
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Chile Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Easter Island 81°F 3" 81°F 3" 81°F 3" 79°F 4" 75°F 5" 72°F 4" 72°F 4" 70°F 4" 72°F 3" 73°F 3" 75°F 3" 79°F 4"
Elqui Valley 75°F 0" 77°F 0" 73°F 0" 68°F 0" 64°F 0" 61°F 1" 61°F 1" 63°F 1" 66°F 0" 68°F 0" 73°F 0" 75°F 0"
Puerto Varas 68°F 3" 66°F 3" 63°F 5" 59°F 6" 54°F 9" 52°F 9" 50°F 9" 52°F 7" 54°F 6" 59°F 4" 61°F 4" 64°F 4"
San Pedro de Atacama 75°F 1" 75°F 0" 73°F 0" 70°F 0" 66°F 0" 61°F 0" 61°F 0" 64°F 0" 70°F 0" 72°F 0" 73°F 0" 75°F 0"
Santiago 86°F 0" 84°F 0" 79°F 0" 73°F 1" 66°F 3" 59°F 4" 59°F 4" 61°F 2" 66°F 1" 72°F 1" 79°F 1" 82°F 0"
Torres del Paine National Park 52°F 3" 50°F 3" 48°F 5" 43°F 4" 36°F 3" 32°F 3" 32°F 4" 34°F 3" 39°F 3" 45°F 3" 46°F 3" 50°F 3"
Valparaiso 73°F 0" 72°F 0" 70°F 0" 66°F 1" 63°F 4" 59°F 6" 59°F 5" 59°F 3" 63°F 2" 64°F 1" 68°F 0" 72°F 0"

Trip ideas and travel guides to exploring Chile

A Chilean Road
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View of El Brujo Glacier
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Iain horse riding in Torres Del Paine, Chile

March is a wonderful month to visit Chile - the strongest winds in Patagonia are starting to ease, autumn leaves are beginning to show in the Lake District and the national parks are getting quieter, making for a really special experience.

Iain, Latin America Specialist