34 days in Paraguay Itinerary

34 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Fly to Posadas, Drive to Encarnacion
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Encarnacion
— 3 nights
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San Cosme y Damian
— 1 night
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San Ignacio
— 1 night
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Pilar
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
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Ciudad Del Este
— 8 nights
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Pedro Juan Caballero
— 3 nights
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San Bernardino
— 3 nights
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Asuncion
— 10 nights
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Encarnacion

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ruinas de Jesús and Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge. Popular historic sites such as Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion are in your itinerary. Step out of Encarnacion to go to Carmen Del Parana and see Playa Tacuary, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at National Park Cordillera San Rafael. There's much more to do: head outdoors with San Jose Beach, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora.

Before you visit Encarnacion, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Encarnacion is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in June; daily highs in Encarnacion reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to San Cosme y Damian.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Cosme y Damian

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): 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 traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Cosme y Damian tour planner.

Drive from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in San Cosme y Damian are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Cosme y Damian

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

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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 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Ignacio travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Cosme y Damian to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cosme y Damian to San Ignacio due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pilar.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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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 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pilar, then examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Alberzoni.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pilar day trip planning site.

Drive from San Ignacio to Pilar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Ignacio to Pilar. In July, daytime highs in Pilar are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Trinidad on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Pilar

Museums · Historic Sites
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Trinidad

Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pilar to Trinidad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Trinidad sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral de San Blas and Iglesia del Espiitu Santo are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Museo de la Tierra Guarani and Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni capture your imagination. Step out of Ciudad Del Este with an excursion to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday, get outside with Lago de la Republica, make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU, and fly down the slopes at Snow Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Ciudad Del Este takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trinidad to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Ciudad Del Este are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Pedro Juan Caballero.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 15:

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Pedro Juan Caballero

Home to a famous shopping center, Pedro Juan Cabellero welcomes visitors looking for deals on clothing, electronics, furniture, and many other consumer goods.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping China Importados and Studio Center Importados. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Cerro Cora. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Shopping Planet Outlet and stroll around Plaza San Roque de Santa Cruz.

Make your Pedro Juan Caballero itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ciudad Del Este to Pedro Juan Caballero by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Pedro Juan Caballero is minus 1 hour. In July in Pedro Juan Caballero, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Pedro Juan Caballero

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Eco Reserva Mbatovi and Lago Ypacarai. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia and Museo Historico Comandante Pedro Pablo Caballero. Change things up with these side-trips from San Bernardino: Parque Nacional Vapor Cue (in Caraguatay), Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron (in Yaguaron) and Iglesia Natividad de Maria (in Guarambare). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Aventura Xtrema and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Bernardino tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Pedro Juan Caballero to San Bernardino by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nu Guasu and Parque de la Salud. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Barro and Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera. Explore Asuncion's surroundings by going to Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias (in Capiata), Cerro Nemby (in Nemby) and Vivant (in Lambare). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, take an in-depth tour of Gran Hotel del Paraguay, browse the different shops at Paseo La Galeria, and steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Asuncion online attractions planner.

Getting from San Bernardino to Asuncion by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Paraguay travel guide

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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.