Best Time To Visit Chile

When to go

Some areas of Chile can be visited all year round. Santiago, Valpariso and the Central Valley enjoy a Mediterranean style climate. Patagonia in the south is best visited between October and April, with the peak months being December to February, though even in these months, the weather can be unpredictable. In the Atacama days are generally sunny but can cool down considerably in the winter evenings of May to August. Easter Island has a subtropical climate. The wettest month is May and the warmest months are from January to March.

When to go to Chile - Climate Chart

Getting there

There are no direct flights from the UK to Chile. Most itineraries will involve flying via Madrid with a change of aircraft. However, according to your itinerary you may also change aircraft in South America. 

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours / Easter Island GMT -6 hours 

Visas

British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Chile. 

Health

There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter Chile. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website - Fit For Travel - for details of recommended vaccinations for Chile holidays.

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