El Calafate, Argentina: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to El Calafate, Argentina? If you're planning to go to El Calafate, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 El Calafate, Argentina

Based on the climate and weather in El Calafate, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

Important essentials for El Calafate, Argentina

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for El Calafate, Argentina

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around El Calafate.

What to wear/what to pack for El Calafate, Argentina by month

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January

January in this region is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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February

If you visit El Calafate during February, you will probably find that it is mild 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 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March here is chilly and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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April

April in El Calafate can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you go to El Calafate in May, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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June

If you go to El Calafate in June, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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July

July in El Calafate can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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August

August for El Calafate is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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September

September in El Calafate can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

If you visit El Calafate during October, you will probably find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November here is chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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December

December for El Calafate is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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