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South America – Best time to go

Best time to visit South America

The best time to book your holiday in South America is from October to March.

South America has the appeal of great weather all year long, meaning there isn’t a bad time to visit. Don’t be surprised to find that the climate varies throughout this large continent, depending on the location and altitude of the country you are in.

  • Maximum Daytime Temperature: 17°C - 28°C
  • Minimum Night Time Temperature: 6°C - 21°C
  • Average rainfall: 1.5mm - 116mm per month
  • Average daylight hours: 13

What’s the weather like in South America between October and March?

A holiday in South America between October and March is ideal for Spring and Summer weather conditions. These are the driest months, with rainfall as low as 1.5mm on the West coast.

Why visit South America from October to March?

  • February is carnival season when the infamous Rio De Janeiro Carnival takes place
  • From January the Bolivian Salt Flats are wet enough for the spectacular mirror-effect surface to be seen
  • This time of year, the Galapagos Islands see minimal rainfall, while temperatures remain pleasant and wildlife is active
  • Iguazu falls are perfect to visit in February and March – the weather remains great and there are distinctly less tourists

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