16 days in Paraguay Itinerary

16 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Asuncion
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pilar
— 1 day
Drive
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San Cosme y Damian
— 1 night
Drive
4
Encarnacion
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Salto del Guaira
— 1 day
Drive
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Ciudad Del Este
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque de la Salud and Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron. Change things up with these side-trips from Asuncion: Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia (in Yaguaron) and Catedral Virgen de Caacupe (in Caacupe). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Asuncion route maker tool.

New Delhi, India to Asuncion is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time, which is usually a -9.5 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Asuncion hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pilar.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Alberzoni.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pilar day trip site.

Getting from Asuncion to Pilar by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Asuncion to Pilar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Pilar are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Cosme y Damian.

Things to do in Pilar

Museums · Historic Sites
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San Cosme y Damian

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de San Cosme y Damian and then don't miss a visit to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Cosme y Damian tour planning website.

Getting from Pilar to San Cosme y Damian by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in San Cosme y Damian, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Encarnacion.

Things to do in San Cosme y Damian

Nature · Parks
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Encarnacion

— 2 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at San Jose Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, and then explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tacuary and then explore the ancient world of Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Encarnacion road trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Cosme y Damian to Encarnacion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Encarnacion are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salto del Guaira.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Salto del Guaira

— 1 day
A haven for bargain hunters, Salto del Guaira is home to numerous shopping centers offering discounts on a huge array of consumer goods.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monumento de los 7 Saltos, then browse the different shops at Mercosur Shopping Mall, and then stop by Mapy Shopping.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salto del Guaira trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Encarnacion to Salto del Guaira in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Salto del Guaira

Shopping
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Ciudad Del Este

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scientific Monument Moises Santiago Bertoni and Catedral de San Blas. There's still lots to do: make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU, browse the different shops at Shopping Paris, have some family-friendly fun at Museo Planet 3D, and take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Del Este trip planning tool.

Drive from Salto del Guaira to Ciudad Del Este in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salto del Guaira to Ciudad Del Este is 1 hour. June in Ciudad Del Este sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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.