Discover Ushuaïa: what to do in the city nicknamed “the end of the world”?

Located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Ushuaïa is a tourist city in Argentina. Its nickname of the “end of the world” is linked to the fact that this city is located on the southernmost point of America. This city is in a cold region where temperatures generally range between -1 and 14 degrees throughout the year. Indeed, Ushuaïa is the gateway to cruises in Antarctica and excursions to its neighboring island “Isla Martillo”, namely the island of penguins.

But what is there to do in this city at the end of the world?

The best time to travel to this region is from November to March, because it is at this time that the temperatures are the most pleasant (between 3 degrees in the morning and 15 degrees in the afternoon). Count at least two stopovers and one day of travel to get there. But this trip is worth the detour! Many activities are possible in the city of Ushuaïa and its surroundings. During this stay, you are certainly likely to feel cut off from the world, and this, for your greater good.


  • Photograph yourself with the famous panel
  • Navigate the Beagle Channel
  • Marvel at Tierra del Fuego Park
  • Visit the penguins
  • Take the train to the end of the world
  • Observe the lighthouse of the scouts
  • Visit the End of the World Museum
Discover Ushuaïa: what to do in the city nicknamed “the end of the world”?

Photograph yourself with the famous panel

The “fin del mundo” sign is a must in the city to mark your stay! Of course, thanks to this photo, you can also brag on social networks…

Navigate the Beagle Channel

The Beagle Channel connects the Atlantic and the Pacific, so getting there by boat is a must in the region. Different companies offer rides on different ships and different tours.

Marvel at Tierra del Fuego Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park is grandiose and it would be a shame to miss it. To visit it, some companies offer organized tours, but you can also go alone and visit it at your leisure. To discover it properly, equip yourself with good hiking shoes, because you risk walking a lot. The beauty of the place is worth it!

Visit the penguins

1h30 from Ushuaïa then a quarter of an hour by boat, meet many penguins on Isla Martillo. The tour guides are scientists and will be able to answer all your questions.

Take the train to the end of the world

As the name suggests, this train runs on the southernmost tracks on Earth. Take your time to board this steam train which will allow you to go back in time and discover breathtaking landscapes.

Observe the lighthouse of the scouts

The Eclaireurs Lighthouse is located at the entrance to the Beagle Channel, and is very symbolic, as it is on the border between the Atlantic and the Pacific. By going there, if you are lucky, you will be able to come across many animals such as sea lions for example.

Visit the End of the World Museum

This small museum retraces the history of the city of Ushuaïa. Since it’s free, there’s no excuse not to go and have a look and develop your general knowledge.

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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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