12 days in Paraguay Itinerary

12 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Fly
1
Asuncion
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pilar
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Ignacio
— 1 day
Drive
4
Ciudad Del Este
— 4 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Newark

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Asuncion

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nu Guasu and Room Escape Games. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gran Hotel del Paraguay, get outside with Parque de la Salud, catch a live event at Estadio Manuel Ferreira, and get a sense of history and politics at Congreso Nacional de la Republica de Paraguay.

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New York City, USA to Asuncion is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Asuncion, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Asuncion reach 90°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pilar.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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Pilar

Pilar is the capital city of the Paraguayan department of Ñeembucú, located along the Paraguay River in the southwestern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Alberzoni.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pilar tour planning app.

Drive from Asuncion to Pilar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Pilar are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Pilar

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

1
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San Ignacio

San Ignacio, also known as San Ignacio Guazú, is a city and district in the Misiones Department of Paraguay, located 225km from Asunción.HistoryIt was founded on December 29, 1609 by the Jesuit Priests Marcial de Lorenzana and Francisco de San Martín, accompany by Cacique Arapysandú, who took them to his lands, where they built an altar and celebrated the first mass.The Jesuit Mission was established officially in 1610 with the name of “San Ignacio Guazú” so it wouldn’t be confused with another mission “San Ignacio Miní” in Misiones, Argentina. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio itinerary planning site.

Drive from Pilar to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pilar to San Ignacio is minus 1 hour. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

4
nights
Ciudad Del Este

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 Lago de la Republica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ciudad Del Este: Asociacion Japonesa de Yguazu (in Colonia Yguazu), Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni (in Presidente Franco) and Refugio Tati Yupi (in Hernandarias). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SAX, pause for some photo ops at Scientific Monument Moises Santiago Bertoni, fly down the slopes at Snow Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Espiitu Santo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ciudad Del Este holiday website.

You can drive from San Ignacio to Ciudad Del Este in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Ignacio to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. In December in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

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.