10 days in Ushuaia, Punta Arenas & Coyhaique Itinerary

10 days in Ushuaia, Punta Arenas & Coyhaique Itinerary

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10 days in Ushuaia, Punta Arenas & Coyhaique Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Coyhaique, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Escape the urban bustle at Tierra del Fuego National Park and Canal Beagle. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and head off the coast to Isla Bridges.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia day trip planning site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Ushuaia is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ushuaia is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, and then step off the mainland to explore Expedicion Fitz Roy.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Punta Arenas are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes

2
nights
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
On the 21st (Sat), get great views at Mirador Marchant and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Aysen.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coyhaique online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Punta Arenas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coyhaique, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coyhaique

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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Museo Regional de Aysen ©
Museo Regional de Aysen

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