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

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Traveling to Punta Arenas, Chile? If you're planning to go to Punta Arenas, 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 Punta Arenas, Chile

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

Important essentials for Punta Arenas, Chile

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Punta Arenas is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you go to Punta Arenas in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Punta Arenas is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Punta Arenas in May, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Punta Arenas during June, you are likely to notice that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you are traveling to Punta Arenas in July, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November here is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Punta Arenas is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Museo del Recuerdo, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Punta Arenas, Chile

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

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