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

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Traveling to Northern Chile, Chile? If you're planning to go to Northern Chile, we 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 Northern Chile, Chile

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

Important essentials for Northern Chile, Chile

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Chile, 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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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Northern Chile is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

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

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February

February in Northern Chile is cool and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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March

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

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April

If you visit Northern Chile during April, you might see that it is relatively cool and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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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May

If you go to Northern Chile in May, you will notice that it is chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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June

If you go to Northern Chile in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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July

July in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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August

If you visit Northern Chile during August, 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 low 40s F (single digits C).

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September

If you vacation in Northern Chile during September, you will probably see that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Northern Chile is chilly and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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November

If you vacation in Northern Chile during November, you are likely to see that it is relatively cool and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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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December

If you vacation in Northern Chile during December, you are likely to notice that it is cool and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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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Activities for Northern Chile, Chile

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

If you go to Parque Paleontológico Los Dedos, you'll probably 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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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

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