Chaitén, Chile: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Chaitén, Chile? If you're planning to go to Chaitén, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Chaitén, Chile

Based on the climate and weather in Chaitén, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Chaitén, Chile by month

January

January here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece

February

If you go to Chaitén in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks

March

If you are traveling to Chaitén in March, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

April

If you are traveling to Chaitén in April, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

May

May is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

June

June for Chaitén can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy socks

July

If you are traveling to Chaitén in July, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy jacket

August

August for Chaitén is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

September

If you are traveling to Chaitén in September, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain regularly.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October for Chaitén can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you go to Chaitén in November, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans

December

December in Chaitén is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chaitén, Chile

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chaitén, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and L
  • A SIM card that works in Chaitén

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