11 days in Paraguay Itinerary

11 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Paraguay trip planner

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Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Ciudad Del Este
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Ciudad Del Este
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salto del Guaira
— 1 night
Drive
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Encarnacion
— 1 day
Bus
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Pilar
— 1 day
Drive
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Asuncion
— 4 nights
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Ciudad Del Este

— 3 nights

Supermarket of South America

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Planet 3D and SAX. Family-friendly places like PRESA DE ITAIPU and Lago de la Republica will thrill your kids. Step out of Ciudad Del Este with an excursion to Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni in Presidente Franco--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Blas, appreciate the history behind Scientific Monument Moises Santiago Bertoni, join in the after-dark buzz at Monalisa Paraguay, and admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Del Este online sightseeing planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Ciudad Del Este is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salto del Guaira.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Salto del Guaira

— 1 night
A haven for bargain hunters, Salto del Guaira is home to numerous shopping centers offering discounts on a huge array of consumer goods.
On the 9th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Monumento de los 7 Saltos, then browse the different shops at Mercosur Shopping Mall, and then look for gifts at Mapy Shopping.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salto del Guaira trip planner.

You can drive from Ciudad Del Este to Salto del Guaira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Salto del Guaira. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Salto del Guaira

Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Encarnacion

— 1 day

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get outside with San Jose Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, and then explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Encarnacion itinerary app.

You can drive from Salto del Guaira to Encarnacion in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Encarnacion are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pilar.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Pilar

— 1 day
Pilar is the capital city of the Paraguayan department of Ñeembucú, located along the Paraguay River in the southwestern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Alberzoni.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pilar vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Encarnacion to Pilar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to Pilar due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in Pilar

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Asuncion

— 4 nights

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Family-friendly places like Costanera de Asuncion and The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cultural Center of the Republic and Parque de la Salud. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asuncion: Yaguaron (Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron & Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia). There's lots more to do: get outside with Parque Nu Guasu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad, make a trip to Avenida Mariscal Lopez, and get engrossed in the history at Gran Hotel del Paraguay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Asuncion online travel route planner.

Getting from Pilar to Asuncion by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Pilar to Asuncion, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Paraguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.