Patagonia in November: Weather, Tips & Festivals

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Patagonia in November is awash with springtime blooms. Travelers will encounter stunning vistas everywhere, and the best part is that the high tourist season is still a month away. Popular destinations, such as Pucon, Torres del Paine National Park, Isla Magdalena, and Ushuaia, are less crowded with visitors during this month. If you travel to Patagonia in November, you will also find the walking trails in the region start opening for visitors. So, take advantage of the low crowd and explore the beautiful region at your own pace.

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Patagonia Weather in November

Beautiful Patagonian Andes range landscape with famous Fitz Roy, Patagonia
In Patagonia, November is also a time of longer days and abundant sunshine.

November ushers in spring in Patagonia. But since the region has several microclimates, expect the weather conditions to vary from one place to another. While the average temperature of Patagonia in November is 11°C, it is much warmer in the north. Coyhaique, for example, experiences an average temperature of 18°C. November in Patagonia is also the time when the days are longer and the sunshine is plentiful. This is one of the best times to enjoy outdoor activities.

For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Patagonia.

  Torres del Paine Ushuaia El Calafate El Chalten
Avg high 16°C 12°C 18°C 20°C
Avg low 5°C 2°C 6°C 7°C
Rainfall (mm) 60 65 50 45

Why Visit Patagonia in November

Sea lions and cormorants colony on Argentine coast of Patagonia.
Spot sea lions and cormorants while you travel to Patagonia in November.
A group of people hiking in the mountains of Patagonia.
You will enjoy hiking in the clear weather in Patagonia.

From a variety of adventure activities to fun festivals to low crowds, there are plenty of reasons why a trip to Patagonia in November can be worthwhile. Here are some top reasons:

  • Outdoor activities: There is a whole slew of adventures and activities you can enjoy in Patagonia in November, including glacier tours, treks, day hikes, wildlife spotting, sightseeing cruises, and water sports. Local guides, organized tours, and other tourist services are operating full-time if you visit the region in November.
  • Festivals: If you enjoy festivals and events, November is a good time to visit Patagonia. If you are a jazz enthusiast, visit the Puerto Montt International Jazz Festival. For folk dance, music, and traditional cuisine, head up to Neuquen for the Goat, Dancing, and Singing Festival.
  • Wildlife watching: Patagonia in November offers visitors the unique opportunity to observe the largest penguin colony while exploring the Chile side of Patagonia. Take a tour to Isla Magdalena from Punta Arenas for wildlife spotting. On Marta Island, you will find arctic pigeons, skuas, cormorants, and sea lions.
  • Pleasant weather: One of the best reasons to visit Patagonia in November is the pleasant weather. Mild daytime temperatures along with fewer crowds compared to the peak of tourist season mean you will get to enjoy the best of Patagonia without any disturbance.

Where to Go and What to Do

Lake Nahuel Huapi during clear weather in Patagonia.
Lake Nahuel Huapi's crystal clear are very susceptible to climate changes which makes it both beautiful and treacherous.

Patagonia in November presents travelers with a lot of activities and outdoor adventures they can choose from. Explore the Lake District in Chilean Patagonia which offers many adventure activities, such as volcano tours, skydiving, zip-lining, and rafting. There are several great trails to explore in Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. Bariloche also has many beautiful trails with jaw-dropping views to enjoy.

If you enjoy hiking, visit El Chalten. There are several hiking routes that start from the town, such as the one that leads to Laguna Capri, a beautiful lake on the base of majestic mountains and surrounded by native forests. The place offers spectacular views of Fitz Roy. In Los Glaciares National Park, you can hike over streams and cross ice crevices to climb the Perito Moreno glacier. If you are interested in something a little less adventurous, sign up for a boat tour that will take you up close to this glacier.

Visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park, where there are several lakes, lookout points, and hike routes spread over an area of 155,000 acres. An experienced guide can show you the best spots to visit. Head over to Marta Island and Isla Magdalena for the opportunity to observe penguin colonies and other wildlife, such as arctic pigeons, cormorants, and sea lions.

On paper, Patagonia's tourist season begins in November. But the reality is the influx of visitors does not begin until late November or the start of December. This means if you visit Patagonia in November, you will get to enjoy the perks of the high season minus the tourist crowds. Patagonia’s most visited destinations like Tierra del Fuego National Park and Los Glaciares will be all yours to explore at your own pace. You might even be able to find accommodations for far less money, if you make your reservations in advance, And do not worry, you will find plenty of things to do in Patagonia in November.

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Published by Astha Joshi, updated on June 21, 2023

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