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

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Traveling to Portillo, Chile? If you're planning to go to Portillo, 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 Portillo, Chile

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

Important essentials for Portillo, Chile

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Portillo 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.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • 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 Portillo, Chile

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Portillo.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Portillo during January, you are likely to notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Portillo is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you visit Portillo during March, you might notice that it is cool 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 high 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you vacation in Portillo during April, you are likely to see that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you vacation in Portillo during May, you may find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about a third of the time.

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June

June in Portillo can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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July

July in Portillo is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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August

Traveling to Portillo in August, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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September

September in Portillo is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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October

October in Portillo is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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November

November here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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December

December in Portillo is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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