Things to Do in Ushuaia, Argentina

Located on a curve of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is an urban area that’s home to around 70,000 people.

A busy port and jumping-off point for adventures further afield, the city is made up of a mix of sloping streets, colorful old buildings, and mountain views.

Here’s a story to help you plan your trip to Ushuaia, including the best places to stay, how to get there, and a list of the best things to do in Ushuaia.

Prison Museum

Taking time to wander the crumbling corridors offers an interesting insight into the early days of the city.


The Maritime Museum of Ushuaia

Inside the former prison building, you'll find the Argentine Navy and the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, housing collections of historical artifacts.


Tierra del Fuego National Park

Spanning 630 square kilometers from the calm of the Beagle Channel to the waters of Lago Fagnan, there are surprisingly easy-to-follow trails you can hike here.


El Fin del Mundo Tren

Today, the train is a major tourist attraction, taking visitors on a scenic journey through the Tierra del Fuego National Park.


Estancia Harberton (Harberton Ranch)

A visit here means joining a tour that takes you through a small nature reserve where you can learn about plants native to the area.


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