Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, also called the end of the world. It is located between the Beagle Channel, glaciers and eternally snow-capped peaks. Ushuaia is a city that you absolutely want to visit during a trip in Argentina. But what if you only have one day in Ushuaia? Although I think one day in Ushuaia is really short, it is possible. Let me tell you how to get the maximum out of your stay and present you a one day in Ushuaia itinerary.
Morning – one day in Ushuaia itinerary
Make sure you book an early morning tour to sail the Beagle channel. I would recommend to take the short tour of 2 hours, bringing you along the bird and seal island: Places where you can take great pictures!
This tour also includes a picture spot at Les Eclaires, the end of the world lighthouse, that is depicted in many photos. It is a unique feeling to sail at the end of the world, knowing that you are sailing the same route as the ships to Antarctica. With Chile on one side and Argentina on the other, you can enjoy beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks. And if you are lucky, you can even spot whales.
Beagle Channel tours in Ushuaia
Want to book your tour in Ushuaia in advance and secure your spot? Check out prices and availability.
- Beagle Channel boat tour
- Beagle Channel tour with penguins
- Tour Beagle Channel with penguins + Estancia Haberton
- Beagle Channel tour with hike
- Looking for more tours in Ushuaia? This is an overview of tours in Ushuaia.
Lunch tip: Have a quick lunch at Tante Sara or Dali Café, or buy some food and drinks in the supermarket for a picnic later on.
In the afternoon of this one day in Ushuaia itinerary you want to visit Tierra del Fuego, land of fire. Depending on your time and the weather, you have two options. Find a taxi and have him drop you off at different places in the national park. From here you can go for short but nice hikes.
Do you really like to hike? The most beautiful walk is the Costera, a trail of about 3 to 4 hours (8 km). You walk partly through the woods but most of the time along the Beagle channel. All places and corners offer a different view of the canal, because of the many trees and the unique light. And every minute of the trail is worth it. Along the way you will encounter vegetation consisting of beech forests, marshes and peat. Numerous waterfowl, geese, beavers, birds of prey also live here and if you’re lucky, you’ll even bump into a red fox.
In this isolated place there is also a special post office, “the end of the world post office” where you can send a post-card and have a stamp put in your passport (please note: this is officially not allowed).
Looking for transportation to the national park? Book a taxi and have him drop you off at different places in the Ushuaia national park, where you can go for short or long hikes. Want to go on a guided tour? Check out prices and availability and book your Tierra del Fuego tour here.
Evening – one day in Ushuaia itinerary
Finish your “one day in Ushuaia itinerary” with a dinner in one of the famous Ushuaia restaurants to enjoy the local centolla dish, the Patagonian king crab. The best restaurants to try the centolla are Volver, Tia Elvira or Mi Viejo Marinero, one of the oldest restaurants in Ushuaia
Other Ushuaia itineraries
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Hotel tips for Ushuaia
- Cumbres Del Martial
- Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa
- Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa + Experiences
- Here you will find a comprehensive overview of hotels in Ushuaia.
Tours in Ushuaia
This is an overview with tours in Ushuaia.
More about Ushuaia
Do you want to read more about Ushuaia in Argentina? In the next article you will find a comprehensive Ushuaia travel guide with the best things to do, including tips for my favorite restaurants and hotels, best time to visit and how to get there.
More about Argentina
Did you enjoy reading this one day in Ushuaia itinerary and do you want to learn more about Argentina? With Passport the World I am taking you on a journey to discover this beautiful country. Make sure to check out my other travel guides about Argentina such as:
- Things to do in Argentina
- Things to do in Ushuaia | tips for your stay
- Discover whales, penguins and sea lions in my Puerto Madryn travel guide
- El Chaltén Argentina – a comprehensive guide with hikes and tips for your stay
- Things to do in Bariloche Argentina – tips, hikes and tours
- National Parks of Argentina
- El Calafate – a comprehensive guide with everything you want to know
- Iguazu falls – everything you want to know
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