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For those who are searching for the best time to visit Chile, search no more! Chile is a great country to visit year round. Stretching over 4300 km long and almost halfway down the coast of South America, Chile offers a diverse range of climates. Depending on where you want to travel and what activities you would like to do, will determine the best time to visit Chile.

Best Time to Visit Chile’s Patagonia Region

Chilean Patagonia - Best Time to Visit Chile

The best time to visit Patagonia is typically from November – March. These are the “summer” months in Patagonia, and the National Parks are in full swing, welcoming hundreds of thousands of tourists.  Venture to Isla Magdalena to say hello to the Penguins, or head south for the picturesque mountain trails and trekking in Torres del Paine – the show stopper of Patagonia!  If Torres del Paine National Park is on your list, you may want to consider visiting during the shoulder season from July – November or March – April. Weather can be a bit more dramatic during the shoulder season, but there are fewer tourists and lodging prices typically drop. 

Read more >> 3 Unique Chile Patagonia Tours and Cruises 

Best Time to Visit Chile’s Lake District

Chilean Lake District - Best Time to Visit Chile

The Lakes District, also known as the gateway to Patagonia, can be visited year-round, but depending on what you would like to do influences the time you should visit. During the winter months from June – August, expect snowy landscapes and skiing, while during the summer months from December – February, enjoy beautiful blue lakes and green forests, ideal for hiking. Choose between a snow-white adventures or boating across the blue lakes for the best time to visit Chile’s Lakes District. 

Read more >> Lake Crossing Between the Chilean Lake District and Bariloche

Best Time to Visit Easter Island

Easter Island - Best Time to Visit Chile

Easter Island with its impressive moai statues sits in the Polynesian Triangle and has a warm tropical climate year round. The temperatures range from 23°C (73°F) to 17°C (63°F), making the island enjoyable all year. The peak season to visit is from December – February, when the temperatures are at their warmest and swimming is encouraged! However, if you want to visit the moai statues without the intensity of large crowds, plan a trip between May and September, you will still experience pleasant weather and likely get a discount on lodging.  

Read more >> An Easter Island and Machu Picchu Tour to see South America’s Mysterious Places 

Best Time to Visit the Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert - Best Time to Visit Chile

The Atacama Desert is another destination that is suitable for travelers year-round. The driest place on earth is tucked between two mountain ranges, creating a rain shadow, meaning there is little to no rain during the year.  The winter tends to be quite chilly while the summer can bring extreme heat, so if we had to pick the best time to visit, it would be during the fall from March – May or the spring from September – November.

Read more >>  Top 5 San Pedro de Atacama Tours 

Chile is a great destination to visit year round!

In short, anytime is the best time to visit Chile! From the coast to the mountains, Chile has something for every season!  Talk to an expert today and get started planning that trip to South America. 

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Annica Gaither

Travel Consultant at SouthAmerica.travel
Annica Gaither found her way to SouthAmerica.travel in 2009 while she was living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.She worked at SouthAmerica.travel for 4 years before going on a 3-year hiatus. Now she is back and more excited than ever! She loves learning about new hotels, new things to do in each destination and she loves the camaraderie at SouthAmerica.travel.In her free time, you can find Annica walking her 2 adorable pugs, exercising and of course traveling.

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