14 days in Paraguay Itinerary

14 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Fly to Iguazu, Drive to Ciudad Del Este
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Ciudad Del Este
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asuncion
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pilar
— 1 night
Drive
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San Ignacio
— 1 night
Drive
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San Cosme y Damian
— 1 night
Drive
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Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Drive to Posadas, Fly to Mar del Plata

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de la Tierra Guarani and Catedral de San Blas. Change things up with a short trip to Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni in Presidente Franco (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU, browse the different shops at Nissei, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Monday, and take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Del Este online sightseeing planner.

Mar del Plata, Argentina to Ciudad Del Este is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mar del Plata in August, with highs in Ciudad Del Este at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa de la Independencia and Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Barro and Gran Hotel del Paraguay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asuncion: Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari) and Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia (in Yaguaron). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, and shop like a local with Shopping del Sol.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Asuncion trip planning tool.

Drive from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Pilar.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

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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. On the 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Alberzoni, then examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pilar attractions planner.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Pilar

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

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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. On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu and then see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Ignacio online tour planner.

Getting from Pilar to San Ignacio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pilar to San Ignacio. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Cosme y Damian.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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San Cosme y Damian

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de San Cosme y Damian and then make a trip to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Cosme y Damian day trip planner.

You can drive from San Ignacio to San Cosme y Damian in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Ignacio to San Cosme y Damian is 1 hour. In August in San Cosme y Damian, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Encarnacion.

Things to do in San Cosme y Damian

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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Encarnacion

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora. Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay and Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue will appeal to history buffs. When in Encarnacion, make a side trip to see Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon in Trinidad, approximately Trinidad away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús, kick back and relax at San Jose Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Encarnacion trip maker tool.

You can drive from San Cosme y Damian to Encarnacion in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cosme y Damian to Encarnacion due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Encarnacion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.