Chile Plan your trip around the major holidays and you’ll be able to enjoy Chile to its fullest. Mid-December through the end of February, the second and third week of July and the week before Easter are big celebration times. So head to this southern paradise in late September to early December (spring) or March to June (fall) when you’ll encounter comfortable weather and fewer crowds. Summers are very hot in the Northern regions and December and January bring strong winds to Patagonia. Summertime in Santiago is the perfect opportunity to trek to the old quarters, rummage through bustling markets and sample indigenous cuisine.
ArgentinaBuenos Aires’ mild temperatures lure visitors in the fall (March to May) and spring (September to November)--the perfect weather to view the famous Super Clasico football match, if you’re lucky enough to score tickets. Most travelers flock to the beaches and resort towns in the summer (December to March). Longer, warmer summer days draw vacationers to Patagonia and the southern Andes. Winter (June to August) brings the end of the rainy season in Iguazu and the Northwest while spring (August to October) still boasts mild temps that are ideal for sightseeing.