Chaitén, Chile: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Chaitén, Chile? If you're planning to go to Chaitén, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

Traveling 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 once in a while.

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March

March in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains once in a while.

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April

If you go to Chaitén in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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May

If you go to Chaitén in May, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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June

June here is cold. 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Chaitén in July, you will notice that it is 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.

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August

Traveling to Chaitén in August, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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September

September can be very chilly. 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October in Chaitén is cold. 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.

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November

If you go to Chaitén in November, you will notice that it can be 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.

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December

Traveling to Chaitén in December, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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Activities for Chaitén, Chile

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Chaitén.

If you visit the Museo de Sitio, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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