There's no particular time of year when you should go to Chile: the country is spread across a large part of Central America, so benefits from a varied climate. Opt for spring or autumn if you're heading to Santiago or the central parts of the country and travel during summer if you want to tour the lake region. Bear in mind that Easter Island and Patagonia can get chilly, so summer's the best time to go. What's more Chile's in the Southern Hemisphere so the seasons are opposite. In other words summertime in Chile is between December and February.