30 days in Paraguay & Uruguay Itinerary

30 days in Paraguay & Uruguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 4 nights
2
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 4 nights
3
Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
4
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 4 nights
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 7 nights
6
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 5 nights

4
nights
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asuncion: Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia (in Yaguaron), Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari) and San Bernardino (Aventura Xtrema & Lago Ypacarai). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Casa de la Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, shop like a local with Shopping del Sol, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico).

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Asuncion tour planning website.

Newark, USA to Asuncion is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Asuncion are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Bernardino, Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia, Eco Reserva Mbatovi
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Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Eco Reserva Mbatovi ©
Eco Reserva Mbatovi
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

4
nights
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ciudad Del Este: Refugio Tati Yupi (in Hernandarias) and Presidente Franco (Parque Aventura Monday & Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday, make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU, look for gifts at Shopping Del Este Paraguay, and buy something for everyone on your list at shopping terra nova.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este online vacation planner.

You can drive from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Ciudad Del Este can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Refugio Tati Yupi
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Nissei ©
Nissei
Refugio Tati Yupi ©
Refugio Tati Yupi
Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday

3
nights
Encarnacion, Paraguay

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Encarnacion: Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian (in San Cosme y Damian) and Trinidad (La Santisima Trinidad De Parana & Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at National Park Cordillera San Rafael. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús and kick back and relax at San Jose Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Encarnacion travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Encarnacion can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trinidad, Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian, National Park Cordillera San Rafael
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San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian ©
Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian

4
nights
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colonia del Sacramento: Carmelo (Bodega Campo Tinto, Bodega Boutique El Legado, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, don't miss a visit to Muelle del Puerto de Yates, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and explore the activities along Rio de la Plata.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Encarnacion to Colonia del Sacramento by combination of car, flight, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to Colonia del Sacramento due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Encarnacion in September, things will get a bit cooler in Colonia del Sacramento: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Carmelo, Museo Cars
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

7
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Explore Montevideo's surroundings by going to Bodegas Castillo Viejo (in Las Piedras) and Canelones (Vinicola Familia Deicas & Pizzorno Family Estates). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and stroll around Parque Rodo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montevideo journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Canelones, Bodegas Castillo Viejo
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

5
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Castillo de Piria) and Punta Ballena (Playa Solanas & Playa Punta Ballena). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and get outside with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Punta del Este online tour planner.

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Piriapolis, Pan De Azucar
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

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