Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
The perfect 5 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 5 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: Discover the City and its Chocolate

Morning

Start your day with a stroll down Calle Mitre, the city's main street lined with chocolate shops and boutiques. Visit the Francisco P. Moreno Museum of Patagonia to learn about the region's natural and cultural history.

Afternoon

Take a cable car ride up to Cerro Otto for panoramic views of the city and the surrounding lakes and mountains. Enjoy a meal at the revolving restaurant at the summit.

Evening

Back in the city, enjoy a hearty Argentinian meal at one of the local parrillas (steakhouses).


Day 2: Explore the Lake District

Morning

Take a boat tour of Nahuel Huapi Lake, visiting the beautiful Victoria Island and the Arrayanes Forest, known for its unique cinnamon-colored trees.

Afternoon

Visit the town of Villa La Angostura, known for its charming alpine-style architecture. Explore the Los Arrayanes National Park, home to a forest of rare Arrayán trees.

Evening

Return to Bariloche and enjoy a relaxing evening at one of the city's craft beer pubs.


Day 3: Hiking in the Andes

Morning

Head to the Llao Llao Municipal Park for a day of hiking. The park offers trails of varying difficulty, all with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

Afternoon

Visit the iconic Llao Llao Hotel, a landmark of Bariloche. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with views of the Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Evening

Return to the city and enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants, trying regional specialties such as trout or venison.


Day 4: A Day of Adventure

Morning

Take a day trip to Cerro Tronador, the highest mountain in the region. Visit the Black Glacier and listen to the thunder-like sound of ice cracking, which gives the mountain its name.

Afternoon

Continue exploring the mountain area, taking in the stunning views and enjoying the fresh mountain air.

Evening

Return to Bariloche and enjoy a relaxing evening at your leisure.


Day 5: Relax and Reflect

Morning

Spend your last day in Bariloche at your leisure. You could revisit your favorite spots, do some last-minute shopping, or simply relax and enjoy the city's beautiful surroundings.

Afternoon

Take a leisurely walk along the lake shore, soaking in the stunning views one last time.

Evening

Enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the city's top restaurants, reflecting on your wonderful trip to Bariloche.


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