11 days in San Carlos de Bariloche, Buenos Aires & San Jose Itinerary

11 days in San Carlos de Bariloche, Buenos Aires & San Jose Itinerary

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11 days in San Carlos de Bariloche, Buenos Aires & San Jose Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  13 h 15 min
3
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Refugio Neumeyer. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Sendero de los Arrayanes. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, explore the galleries of Bosque Neon, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary maker tool .

San Jose, Costa Rica to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Jose to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. In September, San Carlos de Bariloche is colder than San Jose - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de La Plata and Museo River Plate. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Basilica de Lujan. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Tigre (Delta El Tigre & Museo de arte Tigre) and San Isidro (Catedral de San Isidro & Villa Ocampo). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Bicentenario, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires day trip planning tool .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tigre, San Isidro, Museo de La Plata, Basilica de Lujan
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan

2
nights
San Jose, Costa Rica

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Get some cultural insight at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles. Visit Ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion and Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from San Jose to Tarcoles to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and get engrossed in the history at Museo Dr. Rafael Calderon Guardia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose visit app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Jose takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Central Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In September, San Jose is somewhat warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, Ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

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