Ushuaia: What to do month by month

The amazing train of the end of the world in Ushuaia

Ushuaia is an amazing place in Patagonia, a place full of unique landscapes, beautiful forest,  national parks, trekking activities, snow, winter activities, fauna watching, and starting point for cruises to Cape Horn and Antarctica for example. But, what´s the best season to visit Ushuaia, and more, what´s the best season to practice each each activity? Finally, when to go to Ushuaia? and what to do when I go to Ushuaia? Check our article to see what´s the best season for your favorite activity in Ushuaia: Ushuaia, month by month

What do to in Ushuaia month by month

Ushuaia throughout the year: What to Experience Month by Month

January and February:

Summer is ideal for outdoor adventures in Ushuaia. From trekking to boat excursions, there’s plenty to explore. Penguin colonies on Martillo Island and Gable Island are bustling, perfect for boat tours along the Beagle Channel. Longer daylight hours provide ample time for exploration.


This month offers quieter outdoor activities at lower prices, marking the shoulder season. You can still enjoy outdoor adventures while taking advantage of better rates for cruises to Cape Horn and Patagonia’s southern fjords and glaciers.


Outdoor activities wind down as temperatures drop, but promotional cruises to Cape Horn may be available. It’s the tail end of penguin season, signaling the beginning of the low season.


With short days and chilly temperatures, May isn’t the best time for outdoor activities. There are no cruises to Cape Horn or Antarctica, and penguin sightings are rare.


Winter kicks off in Ushuaia, with ski centers like Cerro Castor beckoning snow sports enthusiasts. Days are shorter, and cruises to Antarctica and Cape Horn are not available.

Winter activities in Ushuaia

July and August:

Winter sports take center stage as ski resorts fill up. The days are short, but the winter sports scene thrives, especially during the Argentine winter holidays at the end of July and beginning of August.


Winter continues, offering excellent snow conditions for skiing and other snow sports. Daylight hours increase, and promotional prices for Cape Horn cruises may be available towards the end of the month.


The high season begins, with the last of the snow melting and outdoor activities starting up again. Boat tours along the Beagle Channel and hikes in Tierra del Fuego National Park are popular. Longer days provide ample daylight for exploration.


Perfect for outdoor adventures and cruises to Cape Horn and Patagonia’s glaciers. Penguin sightings are still possible, and Antarctica cruises may commence. High season is in full swing with extended daylight hours.


Tierra del Fuego National Park


Outdoor activities abound, from trekking to boat excursions. Penguin sightings continue, and cruises to Antarctica and Cape Horn offer memorable experiences. Longer daylight hours ensure ample time for exploration.

So, what´s the best time to visit Ushuaia?


What´s the best time to visit Ushuaia?

Depending on your interests, any time of year can be ideal. For international travelers, October to March offers the best weather and the chance to see penguins in Ushuaia from November to March/April. Whether you’re seeking winter sports or summer hikes, Ushuaia promises unforgettable experiences year-round.

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Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in travel market, as Sales & Marketing Manager in RipioTurismo, Marketing Manager in Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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