Up to 30% off South America tours
Available for travel on select dates until April 2020. Destinations include Brazil, Chile, Argentina and more. T&Cs apply.
We’ve taken into consideration all the important factors when travelling abroad and put together this guide on the best times to visit South America.
As South America is such a vast continent, we’ve broken it down into the best times to visit some of its most popular destinations.
South America is a vast continent comprised of about a dozen different countries. Due the variation in altitude and latitude across the continent, the weather can differ greatly from place to place. For this reason, it’s best to determine which country or countries you’d like to visit before deciding which months are best to visit them in.
South America is a popular destination for travellers from other South American countries as well as from North America. Prices tend to spike during the school holiday periods in July, August and late-December to meet this demand, so it’s best not to travel during these months if you wish to avoid inflated prices and crowded tourist attractions.
The best time to visit South America, weatherwise: While the best weather varies from place to place, generally it’s better to visit the northern countries of South America during winter (June to August) when the weather is pleasant and there is less rainfall. As the south features milder summers, it’s good to visit year round, however if you’re planning a trip to the southernmost area of Patagonia, it’s best to visit during the summer as autumn and winter tend to receive the most precipitation of the year.
The cheapest time to visit South America: Search for flight deals during the lower season months of spring and autumn.
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