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If you want to tour Chile in October, there are plenty of reasons why this is a great time for your trip. October falls under spring season in Chile, which is the end of the low season, meaning there are fewer tourists around at this time of year. You can enjoy cheaper prices and shorter queues for popular attractions, and still make the most of the warm weather. While temperatures are cooler in the south of Chile, October is still a great time for hiking and enjoying the stunning natural beauty this country has to offer. If you’re heading to the north, look forward to great weather.
- Maureen Reiss
At the start of the spring before the busy summer season, October in Chile is warmer than the previous months and sees less rainfall than much of the year. As such, depending on where you are hoping to travel, October might be the perfect month for you to visit Chile. In the north of the country, expect temperatures between 13°C to 20°C in the daytime. If you’re heading to the south, temperatures will be much colder, with lows of around 3°C. In general, October is a great time of year to visit Chile; the improving weather makes it a popular destination, but without the heat that you see in the middle of summer.
For a more in-depth seasonal review, check out our travel guide on the best time to visit Chile.
Weather in Chile in October - Rainfall and Temperatures
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|Avg Nightly (°C)||11||11||9||7||5||3||3||4||5||7||9||11|
|Avg Daily (°F)||86||85||81||74||65||59||59||61||65||72||77||83|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||52||52||49||45||41||38||38||40||41||45||49||52|
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|Avg Daily (°C)||18||22||25|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||5||7||9|
|Avg Daily (°F)||65||72||77|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||41||45||49|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||20||10||10|
Traveling to Chile in October has plenty of benefits, including lower costs, smaller crowds, and good weather to enjoy some fantastic hiking routes. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy summer activities but without battling the crowds. Here are our other reasons to visit Chile in October:
- Better rates: A trip to Chile in October means accommodation rates along with other travel-related activities costs are lower than usual. Traveling in the low season will give you plenty of choices when it comes to booking where to stay.
- Smaller crowds: October is the low season in Chile, with many tourists waiting a couple of months until the heat of summer to visit. If you don’t mind seeing the sights of Chile in slightly cooler temperatures, you’ll also get to enjoy smaller crowds
- Springtime in bloom: Chile’s most iconic landscapes are often at their best in October. The temperature and weather at this time of year mean that many spring flowers are in bloom, transforming the most picturesque hiking spots into places of stunning natural beauty.
- Easter Island: October is a great time to visit Easter Island as the weather is pleasant and crowds will be reduced compared to the upcoming summer months.
There are plenty of things to do in Chile that are especially enjoyable in October. Visiting Lake District is a must-do in October; the spring flowers come into bloom at this time of year and the warmer weather and generous rainfall make it a verdant place to visit. Animal lovers will enjoy visiting at this time of year too, as this is when many exotic animals give birth to their young.
If you’re headed to Chile in October, you might have a chance to see baby guanacos (related to the llama) and baby pumas in Patagonia. Another top excursion when in Chile in October is a day at the beach. The beaches get crowded from November onwards when tourists flock to enjoy the warm weather in the high season. The weather isn’t quite so balmy in October, but still warm enough to enjoy relaxing and some water sports. Top choices include La Serena, which is one of the most popular beach destinations, or if you want somewhere more secluded, head to Playa Tongoy or Playa Totoralillo. If you’re interested in hiking, a trek in Torres del Paine National Park is an excellent idea, with plenty of tours offering a bespoke experience. The mysterious Easter Island is also a great destination for your October trip to Chile.
Pay attention to the regions that you’ll be exploring in Chile when packing your bags. If you’re traveling in the south, it will likely get quite chilly in the evenings, and you’ll require warmer clothes. However, if you’re staying in the north of Chile, the weather in October is generally warm and sunny, although higher rainfall means you should also pack a raincoat. Hiking boots are a must if you plan to enjoy the national parks, which are at their best at this time of year.
There are plenty of reasons to travel to Chile in October, starting with the good weather and small crowds which are typical at this time of year. Cheaper prices also mean you can grab a bargain for bespoke tours and trips, so check out what’s on offer in Chile at this time of year. Feel free to reach out to our local travel experts who can help you design your customized trip to Chile.