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Kristen Lanskail-Morris
Kristen Lanskail-Morris Latin America Travel Specialist
"An Australis cruise is an exhilarating way to explore the wild and beautiful fjords in the far south of Chile."

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 direct flights on British Airways from London Heathrow to Chile five times per week. Alternatively there are daily departures with stopovers in European hubs, and routes from regional airports around the UK. 

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours / Easter Island GMT -6 hours 


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


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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