Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Bariloche, officially known as San Carlos de Bariloche, is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is famous for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and its chocolate, sold in shops lining Calle Mitre, the main street. It's also a popular base for hiking and skiing the nearby mountains and exploring the surrounding Lake District.

What to do in Bariloche?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Bariloche. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Explore the City and its Surroundings

Morning

Start your day with a stroll down Calle Mitre, the city's main street lined with chocolate shops and boutiques. Visit the Bariloche Civic Centre, a landmark building that houses a museum, library, and a theater.

Afternoon

Take a short drive to the Cerro Campanario, a hill that offers panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. Ride the chairlift to the top and enjoy a cup of coffee at the summit cafe.

Evening

Dine at one of the city's renowned restaurants and try some local specialties like trout or venison.


Day 2: Adventure in the Great Outdoors

Morning

Head to the Nahuel Huapi National Park for a day of hiking. The park offers trails of varying difficulty, with stunning views of the Andean landscapes.

Afternoon

Visit the Llao Llao Peninsula and take a boat ride on Nahuel Huapi Lake. The lake's crystal-clear waters and surrounding mountains create a breathtaking scenery.

Evening

Relax at your hotel or explore the local nightlife in the city center.


Day 3: A Day of Skiing and Relaxation

Morning

Spend the morning at the Cerro Catedral, the most famous ski resort in South America. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the resort offers slopes for all levels.

Afternoon

After a morning of skiing, relax at one of the city's spas. Many offer treatments using local products like chocolate and Patagonian berries.

Evening

End your trip with a visit to a local brewery. Bariloche is known for its excellent craft beers, so don't miss the chance to try some.


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