31 days in Paraguay Itinerary

31 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
San Bernardino
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ybycui
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
San Cosme y Damian
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Encarnacion
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Ciudad Del Este
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Asuncion
— 10 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
San Bernardino

San Bernardino ©
A town of less than 10,000 people, San Bernardino has the look and feel of a resort town, with attractive, lakeside buildings and a well-maintained commercial center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron and Cerro Coi. Catedral Virgen de Caacupe and Iglesia Natividad de Maria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of San Bernardino to go to Paraguari and see Eco Reserva Mbatovi, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria and head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Bernardino route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Bernardino is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Bernardino. In September, San Bernardino is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ybycui.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Aregua, Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron, Catedral Virgen de Caacupe, Iglesia Natividad de Maria, Eco Reserva Mbatovi
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron ©
Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe
Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria ©
Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria

3
nights
Ybycui

Ybycui ©
Ybycuí is a Paraguayan rural community of the department of Paraguari, located 120 km away from Asunción, and 40 km from the Ruta una (Route 1).ToponimicsIts name means “ Sandy “ in Guaraní.GeographyYbycuí is located 122 km away from Asunción.WeatherThe average year temperature is 21 C, the maximum 39 C and the minimum 2 C.DemographyYbycuí has a total of 20.887 inhabitants, from which, 10.756 are male and 10.131 are female, according to the last census of 2002. Ybycui is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Ybycui and expand your understanding of the military at La Rosada.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ybycui travel route builder tool.

Drive from San Bernardino to Ybycui in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September in Ybycui, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to San Cosme y Damian.

Things to do in Ybycui

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Parque Nacional Ybycui ©
Parque Nacional Ybycui

3
nights
San Cosme y Damian

San Cosme y Damian ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Refugio Faunistico de Atinguy and Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian. Go for a jaunt from San Cosme y Damian to Santiago to see Iglesia de Santiago about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de San Cosme y Damian.

To see maps and tourist information, read our San Cosme y Damian trip planning website.

You can drive from Ybycui to San Cosme y Damian in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in San Cosme y Damian

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Iglesia de Santiago, Refugio Faunistico de Atinguy
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian ©
Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian

4
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at National Park Cordillera San Rafael and Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Encarnacion: Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue (in Jesus de Tavarangue) and Playa Tacuary (in Carmen Del Parana). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, get outside with San Jose Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Encarnacion tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from San Cosme y Damian to Encarnacion in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad, Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue, Playa Tacuary, National Park Cordillera San Rafael
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay ©

6
nights
Ciudad Del Este

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de San Blas and Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lago de la Republica and Snow Park. Change things up with a short trip to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Monday, don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, pause for some photo ops at Scientific Monument Moises Santiago Bertoni, and browse the different shops at Mega Shopping Importados.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ciudad Del Este trip site.

You can drive from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Ciudad Del Este sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Hernandarias
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Nissei ©
Nissei
Catedral de San Blas ©
Catedral de San Blas
Lago de la Republica ©
Lago de la Republica

10
nights
Asuncion

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nu Guasu and Parque de la Salud. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad and Catedral de San Lorenzo. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Cultural Center of the Republic, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes), and don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion.

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You can drive from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Asuncion can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral de San Lorenzo, Museo Del Futbol Sudamericano, Cerro Nemby
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 15:
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Parque Nu Guasu ©
Parque Nu Guasu
Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad
Cultural Center of the Republic ©
Cultural Center of the Republic