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

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

When to go to Chile, Chile

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

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

January

January for Chile is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

February

If you visit Chile during February, you are likely to find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

March

March is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

April

If you vacation in Chile during April, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

May

If you visit Chile during May, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Chile in September, you will notice that it is cool and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

October in Chile can be chilly and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November for Chile is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

December

If you visit Chile during December, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chile, 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 Chile
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch

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