No wonder remote Ushuaia has an end of the world feel – it’s the southernmost city in the world! Surrounded by the glacial peaks of the Fuegian Andes, and lapped by the icy waters of the Beagle Channel, there is some stunningly scenic country to explore.
Day 1: Ushuaia Ramble
Get a feeling for this world’s-end city by visiting the Museo del Fin del Mundo and its exhibits of Patagonian wildlife. Bone up the history of the former penal settlement and thriving port by visiting the Maritime Museum. Follow the self-guided walking tour along the waterfront, then warm up in the wine bars and restaurants lining central Avenida San Martin.
Day 2: Beagle Channel
Cruise from Ushuaia to say hello to the strait's penguin rookery at Estancia Harberton, and visit the homestead and Akatushun research museum. For wonderful views of the channel, ride the chairlift to the Martial Glacier for panoramic vistas over Ushuaia and the islands. Short two-hour cruises pass islands inhabited by fur seals and the channel’s remote lighthouse.
Day 3: Tierra del Fuego National Park
Pack a picnic and visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park for a day in the great outdoors, following remote walking trails past beaches, bays and forested valleys. Join a tour to go trekking and canoeing along the Lapataia River and Lake Roca. For a fun way to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, ride there aboard the Tren del Fin del Mundo, the world's southernmost train journey, and alight at the park's train station. Bring your fishing line to catch trout in Lake Escondido, and hire skis in winter to ski Mount Castor.