8 days in Paraguay Itinerary

8 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Ciudad Del Este
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Ciudad Del Este
— 1 night
Drive
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Encarnacion
— 2 nights
Bus
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Pilar
— 1 day
Drive
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Capiibary
— 1 day
Drive
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Asuncion
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguaçu, Fly to Curitiba

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Ciudad Del Este

— 1 night

Supermarket of South America

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
On the 10th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Monalisa Paraguay and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Monday, get outside with Lago de la Republica, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SAX.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Del Este visit planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Ciudad Del Este is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. May in Ciudad Del Este sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Encarnacion

— 2 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get outside with San Jose Beach, then 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 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tacuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Encarnacion tour app.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pilar.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 14th (Tue): 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.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pilar trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Encarnacion to Pilar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Capiibary.

Things to do in Pilar

Museums · Historic Sites
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Capiibary

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Dos de Oro.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Capiibary travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pilar to Capiibary takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Capiibary

Wildlife · Parks
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Asuncion

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): head outdoors with Parque de la Salud, get engrossed in the history at Gran Hotel del Paraguay, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Center of the Republic, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa de la Independencia. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Parque Nu Guasu, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado La Recova, and finally don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Asuncion trip maker.

Getting from Capiibary to Asuncion by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Asuncion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.