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For a trip to Santiago reach for your smallest wheelie suitcase - it's always best to travel light when on a city break (if you're tagging on a trip to Antarctica at the end, this may change things!).
But for a purely urban trip, you won't need too many clothes, especially if visiting in the summer months - remember this is the southern hemisphere so summer falls between November and March.
Here are some essentials:
- sun glasses
- sun cream
- sun hat (avoid a cap unless you want to go for the gringo look!)
- skirts / light trousers / shorts
- loose tops, shirts
- swimming kit - many buildings have roof pools and there are some outdoor city pools
- a good guide book
- some books to read - bookshops here charge US $30 for a simple soft back novel, so make sure you bring your holiday reading with you