Packing. Some love it, some hate it. Either way, I’ve created a packing list for those visiting Chile, to make the process a little easier for you.
I am currently in Chile, and will be here for 8 months in total, before I continue my journey around South America and eventually, back home. So I had to pack everything I needed to last me up to 10 months, in just two bags, to ensure I could carry it all around when I travel with no problem.
No matter who you are and where you’re traveling in Chile or around, this list should simplify your packing process and make the whole experience a little less stressful.
Before making the hop over to Chile, here are some useful tips that could come in handy when planning your trip!
Before you come:
Packing your bags: There is no wrong time to come to Chile. Though the winters, running from June to August, can be rather nippy, the opportunity to explore the snowy caps of Los Andes more than compensates for the cold weather! Chile has an unparalleled variety of stunning landscapes, spanning from The Atacama Desert in the north to Patagonia in the south, which present a plethora of weather conditions. Make sure to bring warm layers for the cool desert nights and mountain hikes. However don’t forget to bring shorts and sun tan cream, as the summer temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius and beyond!
Planning your trip to Chile is an exciting time to anticipate sightseeing in Santiago, a desert tour in Atacama, or simply basking in the heat with a local delicacy. The last thing to be concerned about while enjoying Chile is whether you’ve packed enough clothes, toiletries, or travel gadgets. To make sure your focus is on fun-here is a list of 25 things to pack for your trip to Chile.
1.Clothes –seems obvious enough. Check the weather for the entire duration of your stay. Anticipate HEAT, even winter in Chile is mild. Bring a mix of fast drying apparel you don’t mind getting dirty along with a formal outfit or two. Depending on how adventurous your trip may be, plan three pairs of shoes: hiking, night out, and local exploration shoes (basic sneaker or flats). Keep it comfy and don’t forget SOCKS.
2. Sunglasses, it will be bright. While you can find them being sold for cheap in the streets of Chile, if you have a sturdy brand you trust, that may be your best bet.
Once you’ve got all your packing done and dusted, it’s time to think about what your going to get up to in this incredible country. Check out this excellent varied selection of activities here to give yourself an idea of what you’d like to get up to in Chile!