When to go to Patagonia, Best time of the year
Our evaluation by month
Patagonia is the southernmost region of South America. Apart from the relief of the Andes in western Patagonia, the rest of the region is occupied by plains and steppes. Forests, lakes and the famous glaciers of the western Andes cover these distant lands.
Patagonia also includes Tierra del Fuego, the archipelago that on maps forms the extreme tip of South America and is bathed by the two oceans, the Atlantic and the Pacific. Ideal for exploring with a cruise aboard a ship, the west coast of Chile is a succession of fjords and inlets that are home to several fishing villages. A trip to Patagonia is a journey to discover the wild nature and numerous specimens of sea lions and elephant seals, whales, cormorants, penguins, seals, alpacas.Chile, Chilean Patagonia Patagonia, pinguini Patagonia, Mount Fitz Roy
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A must stop during a trip to Patagonia is definitely Los Glaciares National Park, where you can admire the magnificence of the southern hemisphere's glaciers, including the UNESCO World Heritage site: thePerito Moreno Glacier, 250 square kilometers of compact ice. The glacier can be observed up close on specially designed walkways or aboard boats for a more exciting approach to the walls of the great colossus.
But now let's see when to go to Patagonia
to enjoy all this.
The Patagonian climate is mainly oceanic, while it is in the southern extremes with the influence of Antarctic currents that it becomes polar, with much more rigid temperatures. The seasons in Patagonia are reversed to ours, therefore, winter is from June to August and summer from December to March. The winds strongly characterize the lands of Patagonia, making them arid and hostile to many plant species, so the territory is mainly steppe. The western part of the region is an exception, where the humid currents coming from the Pacific provide abundant rainfall - of a snowy nature during the cold winter months - making Chile's lands rich in lakes and forests due to the abundance of humidity. .
Temperatures tend to drop as they move southward, while remaining at acceptable values in the north. Moving south towards Tierra del Fuego, temperatures often approach zero at night, and in the winter months between June and August even during the day. Precipitation falls steadily throughout the year in the south, but is not abundantand does not have seasonal peaks. Contrary to what one might think, the cold in Patagonia is not excessive but its perception is more acute due to the constant presence of winds.
The best time to visit Patagonia is our winter between November and March, to enjoy the green landscapes and mild temperatures. However, we cannot exclude a trip to Patagonia also during our summer, to try a more authentic experience among the snowy steppes of Tierra del Fuego.
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