Do you know what is the best time to visit Patagonia? Well, it’s not just a specific period. It all depends on what you want to do, your budget and what kind of trip you want. The best time to travel to Patagonia is from October until the end of March. Continue reading if you want to know more about getting the best price for your accommodations and when is the high-season in Patagonia.

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Best time to visit Patagonia

The best time to travel to Patagonia is from October until the end of March. During those months it will be spring, summer and just the start of autumn in Patagonia. Patagonia is known for its strong winds and chiller summers than the Northern parts of Argentina and Chile. For example, in Ushuaia – the most Southern town in the world – has a temperature of around 15 degrees Celcius / 59 Fahrenheit in summer (December / January). Just perfect for a hike and exploring the area. However, in Bariloche – a bit higher to the North – there it is around 23 Celcius / 74 Fahrenheit in summer.

Our preference goes out to October till mid-November. At that time it is spring in Patagonia. The flowers are in bloom and you can see nature come out of its winter sleep. Just perfect. Also, the snow is fresher and meaning that the landscape has that little bit of idyllic view.

best time to travel to Patagonia - Perito Moreno
El Calafate (Glaciar Perito Moreno) in autumn

Secrets to choose the best months

Choosing the best time to visit Patagonia is also a matter of saving money. Prices of accommodations are at their peak prices from November till February. So, if you want to travel cheaper you should choose October or March. It can save you up to 30% per night.

Just to know that summer holidays for residents in Argentina and Chile are in December and January. And Argentinians and Chileanian people do like to travel in their country. So, if you want to travel in a calmer period. Don’t travel to Patagonia in December or January.

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The best weather channels for Patagonia

Giving an overview of the climate in Patagonia is difficult. Because the region is enormous. Climate is so different from North till South. However, we can give you the best channels to follow up on the weather during your trip. Servicio Meteorológico Nacional of Argentina or Dirección Meteorológica de Chile. These channels are the official meteorological of each country.


Since 2017 I'm living in Buenos Aires close to the heart of Patagonia. The perfect home base to start many trips throughout the beautiful Patagonian landscapes. With Secrets of Patagonia, I like to share honest information to plan your once in a lifetime trip. Hours of talking with local residents, traveling by myself and the experience of working in the tourism industry. I hope you will enjoy Patagonia as much as I do.

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