Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
The perfect 7 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 7 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: Arrival and City Exploration

Morning

Arrive in Bariloche and settle into your accommodation. Start your exploration with a walk along Calle Mitre, the city's main street lined with chocolate shops and boutiques.

Afternoon

Visit the Centro Cívico, the city's main square, and the Francisco Moreno Museum of Patagonia to learn about the region's history and culture.

Evening

Enjoy a hearty Argentinian meal at a local parrilla (grill) restaurant.


Day 2: Cerro Campanario and Circuito Chico

Morning

Take a short bus ride to Cerro Campanario, a hill that offers panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. Ride the chairlift to the top.

Afternoon

Embark on the Circuito Chico, a scenic 60km drive that takes you through forests, along lakes, and past stunning viewpoints.

Evening

Return to Bariloche and relax at a local brewery.


Day 3: Day Trip to Villa La Angostura

Morning

Take a day trip to Villa La Angostura, a charming village located about an hour's drive from Bariloche.

Afternoon

Explore the Los Arrayanes National Park, known for its unique myrtle forest. Take a boat ride on Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Evening

Return to Bariloche and enjoy a quiet evening.


Day 4: Hiking in Nahuel Huapi National Park

Morning

Head to Nahuel Huapi National Park for a day of hiking. Choose from a variety of trails, ranging from easy to challenging.

Afternoon

Continue your hike and enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the stunning natural scenery.

Evening

Return to Bariloche and rest after a day of physical activity.


Day 5: Skiing at Cerro Catedral

Morning

Spend the day at Cerro Catedral, the largest ski resort in South America. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there's a slope for you.

Afternoon

Continue skiing or relax at one of the resort's cafes or restaurants.

Evening

Return to Bariloche and unwind with a hot chocolate from one of the city's famous chocolaterias.


Day 6: Boat Trip to Isla Victoria

Morning

Take a boat trip to Isla Victoria, the largest island in Nahuel Huapi Lake. Explore the island's trails and enjoy the beautiful views.

Afternoon

Visit the island's nursery garden and the former ranger school. Enjoy a swim in the lake if the weather permits.

Evening

Return to Bariloche and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 7: Departure

Spend your last morning in Bariloche at leisure. You might want to do some last-minute shopping on Calle Mitre or simply enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Then, it's time to say goodbye to this charming city and head to the airport for your departure.


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