When to go to Ushuaia – Weather and what to do in each season

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Check which are the high and low season months and which season fits your itinerary of activities in Ushuaia, in Patagonia Argentina.

When to go to Ushuaia in Patagonia Argentinait's always a question of who is planning a trip to Tierra del Fuego. The weather in Ushuaia can be quite humid, with over 146 days of rain or snow precipitation and over 200 cloudy days per year. The south pole winds bring clouds and temperatures – not always friendly – ​​to the southernmost city in the world.



Not only is the temperature affected by all this extreme latitude, but the length of the day as well. In summer, sunlight can reach 17 hours in a day. In winter, the sun is only present for 7 hours a day in the archipelago.

Bearing this in mind, it is extremely important to know what there is to do in Ushuaia, whether in summer or winter. That's why we've put together this guide to help you plan your trip to the End of the World! Prepared?

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  • High season
  • Low season
  • Month to month
    • January
    • Fevereiro
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
  • What you need to know BEFORE you go

When to go to Ushuaia
High season

Summer

the high season in Ushuaia is in summer (from November to March), when most tourists arrive to discover Tierra del Fuego. This is due to several reasons such as: it is the hottest season with an average temperature of 10ºC, the sunny days are longer, the chances of blizzard decrease and cruise ships and flights face fewer weather-related obstacles.



In addition, the many animals that live around Tierra del Fuego, such as sea ​​lions, whales, penguins and migratory seabirds, are more active during the summer.

Many tourists passing by Ushuaia in summer intend to go to Antarctica and they do so in a short time window that runs from late October to early April. However, prices for accommodation and tours can get more expensive due to summer demand.

>> Find out which tours to do during Ushuaia's summer by clicking here.

Photo taken during the navigation tour – Ushuaia | Travel Tips – Photo: Patricia Schussel

Winter

As most places live off ecotourism, many activities take place on the archipelago only in Ushuaia's winter – from June to August. Since the weather conditions help and also encourage tourism throughout the year.

Although many people find it very cold to visit Ushuaia in winter, the archipelago offers incredible attractions specific to this season. Even one of the favorites among visitors.

In winter, it is possible ski, enjoy winter activities like snowmobile and sleds. Or who knows, with great luck, get see Aurora Australis, that only happens at this time. (Although it hasn't been seen there for many years.)

The average temperatures are not even that low, they are around 0º C!

>> Access all tours and expeditions that take place in Ushuaia winter by clicking here.


Ushuaia in winter | Travel Tips – Photo: Patricia Schussel

When to go to Ushuaia
Low season

Fall and spring

The low season in Ushuaia happens in the spring and autumn of the southern hemisphere. Prices are lower, but you can still enjoy almost everything that happens in the high seasons (winter and summer).


>> If you are going to travel during the low season, check out all the tours that take place throughout the year in Ushuaia by clicking here.

Check out month by month in Ushuaia to better understand the particular characteristics of each month in Ushuaia.

Click on the photo and check out all the tours throughout the year in Ushuaia | Photo: Patricia Schussel

When to go to Ushuaia
Month to month

>> You can also create your personalized itinerary of what to do in Ushuaia in our post with all the tips and must-see tours!

Ushuaia in January

January is one of Peak months to visit Ushuaia. In addition to the summer holidays in the southern hemisphere, Ushuaia has milder temperatures (average of 10º C, but can reach 20º C) and very long days – dusk at 22 pm. However, it is windy at that time. It's a great time to go hiking and spot wild animals.


>> Find out what to do in Ushuaia during the summer by clicking here.

Ushuaia in February

February is also one of the months of the busiest season in Ushuaia. Temperatures are milder (average 10°C, but can reach 20°C) and the days are still long – getting dark around 22pm. However, it is windy at that time. It is a good time to enjoy nature, trekking and boat trips or 4×4.

>> Find out what to do in Ushuaia during the summer by clicking here.

Ushuaia in March

Ushuaia in March is a good option, since the end of the month is the beginning of the mid-season. It's not as crowded as it is in the summer vacation months, nor as cold as it is in the winter. However, it is still a little windy there. Temperatures at night are around 0°C to 6°C and in the morning they are around 5°C to 10°C.


>> Find out what to do in Ushuaia during the summer by clicking here.

Ushuaia in April

Starts to mid season in Ushuaia in April for real. The snow starts to fall more frequently, giving the place an extra charm. The winds in April cease, which is good news for those who want to go hiking in the mountains or going outdoors.

>> Find out which tours are available outside of high season in Ushuaia by clicking here.

Ushuaia in May

May already starts cool down a little more in Ushuaia. The average temperatures on the day are between 1º C and 6º C. However, you can still do the trails of Tierra Del Fogo National Park, horseback riding and boat trips.

>> Find out which tours are available outside of high season in Ushuaia by clicking here.

❄️ Every season of the year in Ushuaia has its beauty, but winter here is special | Travel Tips – Photo: Flávio Antunes

Ushuaia in June

Ushuaia season begins in Winter! Prepare your skis, snowboards, and enjoy days in the archipelago with some of the best snow in South America.

>> Check out all the must-see tours during the winter season in Ushuaia by clicking here.

Ushuaia in July

July is the coldest month to visit the archipelago. The good news about visiting Ushuaia in winter is that temperatures rarely go below -5º C, but the days do not have so many hours of light (up to 7 hours a day). It's a great time to go skiing, snowboarding and seeing the Aurora Australis.

>> Check out all the must-see tours during the winter season in Ushuaia by clicking here.

Ushuaia in August

Continue to snow season in Ushuaia, but in August it's almost over. Temperatures are still very cold, around 0º C, but you can still ski, snowboard and maybe see the Aurora Astralis.

>> Check out all the must-see tours during the winter season in Ushuaia by clicking here.

🙏 Waking up to this view… nice surprise of the frosty mornings at the End of the World | Travel Tips – Photo: Flávio Antunes

Ushuaia in September

comes to spring in Ushuaia – and the winds that accompany the warmer months as well. In September, the animals start to get more active and the city also starts to transform again for summer activities.

It's good that you can combine a little bit of everything: boating, hiking, discovering the National Park and maybe with luck, getting some snow for skiing?

>> Find out which tours are available outside of high season in Ushuaia by clicking here.

Ushuaia in October

In October the weather returns to milder to Ushuaia standard. During the night the temperature in Ushuaia is around 2°C to 7°C and during the day 4°C to 11°C.

October is a windy month, but you can enjoy the main activities of the archipelago in the summer. From spotting animals, to boating and hiking.

>> Find out which tours are available outside of high season in Ushuaia by clicking here.

Ushuaia in November

start again to high season and summer in Ushuaia arrives. Even better, is that there are still not so many people there – which is a good option for those looking for cheaper accommodation in the season.

Summer is approaching and activities for the “warmth” of the southernmost city in the world are also back in full force. It's a great time to go trekking.

>> Find out what to do in Ushuaia during the summer by clicking here.

Ushuaia in December

December in Ushuaia is full of events and attractions. Special end-of-year activities start in the city as well to celebrate the holidays. It's a good time to spot marine animals, dive (if you want), go boating, helicopter and hiking in the national park.

>> Find out what to do in Ushuaia during the summer by clicking here.

>> Do you know when to go? Now it's time to choose the best place to stay: Where to stay in Ushuaia – Cheap and luxurious accommodation

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GOING TO Ushuaia

Are you full of things to think about and still have to plan your entire trip? Or you've seen it all, but you're feeling that familiar "maybe I've forgotten something?" So calm down, we'll help you with some items you can't forget before boarding. Come on? 

1) Have you already purchased your airline ticket? 

Where to buy: PROMO TICKETS

Looking for a good deal and flight prices? When buying tickets to Ushuaia, it is worth taking a look at the website Promo Tickets. It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and is it worth it?

2) Have you booked your hosting?

Where to buy: BOOKING.COM

If you haven't booked your stay, the tip is to compare hotels, hostels and inns through Booking.com. This is the largest hotel booking platform in the world, ensuring a safe experience and great accommodation deals.

#StayHip: Keep an eye out for 'Smart Deals', which only last for one day. Some amazing hotels offer great discounts using this badge on the platform. If you find a good deal, is it worth closing?

See great accommodation options on sale in Ushuaia 


 Ushuaia travel insurance

Taking out travel insurance for Ushuaia is an excellent way to ensure a smooth trip and avoid worries. Having the assistance of insurance gives you the peace you need to enjoy your destination and know that you have support if you need it. Also enjoy our Insurance Promo discount coupon. - SEE PRICES

How to have unlimited internet while traveling

Where to buy: AMERICA CHIP

Did you know that it's getting easier – and cheaper – to have unlimited internet throughout your trip? 

Just ask for an international cell phone chip at America Chip. We always use and love it! They send a SIM card to your address in España, you insert it in your cell phone when you arrive at your destination and you have unlimited internet throughout the trip.

#StayHip: Save on car GPS rental and use GoogleMaps and Waze with your unlimited internet?

Rent cars at the best prices

Where to Rent: RENTCARS

We really like RentCars to find the cars we use on our travels. It is the only one in Spain that compares the best rental companies in the world, but lets you pay in reais, without IOF. In addition, it is also the only one that lets you pay in 12 interest-free installments. It is worth it!

#Here's a tip: Try to find cars with full car and third party insurance coverage. Thus, you avoid inopportune surprises when picking up the car.

Also, be very smart when closing with other car rental comparisons. That's because prices are usually charged in dollars and close with your card. If the dollar goes up, the price of your car rental goes up too.

Plan your trip:

Get started now by booking your hotel in Ushuaia on Booking.com

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