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

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Traveling to La Serena, Chile? If you're planning to go to La Serena, I have 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 La Serena, Chile

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

Important essentials for La Serena, Chile

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country 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 superb one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for La Serena, Chile

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

If you go to Parque Nacional Fray Jorge, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

We also recommend these top tours in and around La Serena.

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

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January

January is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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February

If you vacation in La Serena during February, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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March

March is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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April

April is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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May

May in La Serena can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C), with a few days below 45 F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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June

If you visit La Serena during June, you will probably see that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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July

July in La Serena is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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August

If you are traveling to La Serena in August, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September in La Serena is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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October

October for La Serena is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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November

Traveling to La Serena in November, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

If you are traveling to La Serena in December, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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