12 days in Paraguay Itinerary

12 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Asuncion
— 2 nights
2
Pilar
— 1 night
3
San Ignacio
— 1 day
4
Ciudad Del Este
— 4 nights

2
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 Gran Hotel del Paraguay. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Cultural Center of the Republic, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes), deepen your understanding at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, and get a sense of history and politics at Congreso Nacional de la Republica de Paraguay.

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New York City, USA to Asuncion is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Asuncion, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Asuncion reach 90°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pilar.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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Parque Nu Guasu ©
Parque Nu Guasu
Cultural Center of the Republic ©
Cultural Center of the Republic
Gran Hotel del Paraguay ©
Gran Hotel del Paraguay

1
night
Pilar

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 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Alberzoni.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pilar tour planning app.

Drive from Asuncion to Pilar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Pilar are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Pilar

Museums · Historic Sites
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Museo Cabildo de Pilar ©
Museo Cabildo de Pilar
Museo Alberzoni ©
Museo Alberzoni

1
day
San Ignacio

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio itinerary planning site.

Drive from Pilar to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pilar to San Ignacio is minus 1 hour. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Museums

Side Trip

Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe
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Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu ©
Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu
Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe ©
Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Planet 3D and Scientific Monument Moises Santiago Bertoni. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ciudad Del Este: Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni (in Presidente Franco), Refugio Tati Yupi (in Hernandarias) and Asociacion Japonesa de Yguazu (in Colonia Yguazu). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SAX, head outdoors with Lago de la Republica, fly down the slopes at Snow Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Espiitu Santo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ciudad Del Este holiday website.

You can drive from San Ignacio to Ciudad Del Este in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Ignacio to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. In December in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Hernandarias, Asociacion Japonesa de Yguazu
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Lago de la Republica ©
Lago de la Republica
Museo Planet 3D ©
Museo Planet 3D
SAX ©
SAX

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