Itinerary in Ushuaia: destination is full of stunning landscapes and lots of adventure. Discover the main activities to discover in a 6-day itinerary
Capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia is recognized as the southernmost municipality in the world, also called as "End of the World" city. Its colorful houses and its small shopping center are surrounded by mountains, which are mostly covered with snow, and by the icy waters of the Beagle Channel, a bucolic and fascinating landscape, which really gives the feeling of being in a distant place. of everything.
The city at the end of the world was born out of a need for territorial domination, and began to grow after the installation of a large prison, which ended up attracting many employees and new settlers. Today, you can check out the history of the region in some museums and on the fun ride on the End of the World Train.
Despite being relatively small, Ushuaia has several tourist attractions that need to be contemplated calmly, without letting the feeling of rush get in the way of your tour, so our tip is to try to book at least 4 days in the city.
Itinerary in Ushuaia
#D Day 1 – Exploring the Center of Ushuaia
Ushuaia It has its own airport, making your arrival in the city much easier. However, due to the obligation to make at least one stop along the way, going there can be quite tiring, and it is advisable to reserve the first day to rest and explore a little of the city center. It is worth getting to know San Martin Avenue, Ushuaia's main access route. The street brings together the best shops and restaurants in the destination.
If you haven't booked your tours, this is the time: on the avenue you will find agencies that can help you and even clothing and equipment stores to venture into the mountains and snow. Once that's done, enjoy the proximity to the Port of Ushuaia to go meet it and, of course, take a picture at the famous End of the World sign.
#D Day 2 – Cerro Martial
The next day, it's time to really start exploring the local beauties and put the adventurous spirit into action. Start a tour of Cerro Martial, one of the iconic mountains that complete the majestic silhouette of the mountain range that protects the city.
Cerro Martial is just 7 km from the city center, and can be accessed by car, public transport and even on foot, allowing for a contemplative walk, with a rewarding view of the city and the Beagle Channel. The mountain offers 4 trails with different levels of difficulty, which can take an entire day.
At the end of the day, walk along the edge of the city and try a typical dish in a restaurant near Av. San Martin. We recommend the cozy La Cantina Fueguina de Freddy, a very charming restaurant that is quite popular with tourists and locals alike, for offering dishes such as black merlouza with seafood-based sauce, and the genuine Patagonian centella, a kind of giant crab that comes with of rice, salad and sauce.
#Dia 3 – Navigation on the Beagle Channel
the third day of itinerary in Ushuaia deserves a lighter tour to rest from the previous day: the navigation through the Beagle Channel. This is one of the most popular tours in the city, and invites tourists to navigate the crystal clear waters of the strait that surrounds Ushuaia, towards Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, also known as the Lighthouse at the End of the World.
The tour offers other stops to appreciate the local fauna, consisting of sea lions, birds and the penguins of Martillo Island, better known as Pinguinera. Due to migration, the best time to visit the island is during the summer, when it is full of penguins.
Reserve the afternoon to take a 4×4 tour to discover two of Ushuaia's main lakes, Lake Fagnano and Lake Escondido. For the more adventurous, another option is to take a walk to the beautiful emerald lake. To reach the famous lagoon with greenish water in the middle of the Andes, it takes a little effort through mud and up to 2 hours of walking each way.
#D Day 4 – Tierra del Fuego National Park
Plug in a tour End of the World Train in its itinerary, whose route is the same as that taken by the prisoners at the time of logging. The practically mandatory visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, where the train departs, can be complemented with other attractions in the region, such as lakes, trails and the Correio do Fim do Mundo. In all, the visit to the park can last up to 9 hours.
How about booking a night to enjoy the Ushuaia nightlife? If you like live music, you will love the performances that take place at Jagger and Hard Rock Café Ushuaia. Those who love to have a beer accompanied by a good conversation, can enjoy the nights in Dublin, a typical Irish pub, located in a side street of Av. San Martin.
#D Day 5 – Cerro Castor (in winter) / Estancia Harberton (in summer)
If you are traveling to Ushuaia in winter, be sure to visit Cerro Castor. The ski center offers a great structure where you can go hiking with a racket, take lessons in winter activities or enjoy the ski slopes, if you already have practice.
If your trip has been booked in the summer, the option is to visit Estancia Harberton, a farm founded at the end of the 19th century, which was declared a National Historic Monument in 1999, and has charming landscapes.
On the way back, stop on the trail that gives access to Cachoeira Velo de la Novia, an attraction little known by tourists, but which deserves your attention. The attraction is located just 2.5 km from the center of Ushuaia, and is accessible via Ruta 3, next to the Kawi Yoppen campsite.
#Dia 6 – Museums and shopping
The next day, is the last day of the itinerary, and asks for calmer activities to rest, and even recover from the tours carried out in the first days of the trip, so choose to stay in the center. Visit the Maritime Museum and the Prison Museum to learn about local history.
Take advantage of the opportunity to be in a free zone, and end the day shopping at the Duty Free Shop Atlántico Sur. The store sells perfumes, chocolates, bags, makeup and other products that are common to see in a free mall.
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