14 days in Paraguay Itinerary

14 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ciudad Del Este
— 3 nights
2
Asuncion
— 4 nights
3
Pilar
— 1 night
4
San Ignacio
— 1 night
5
San Cosme y Damian
— 1 night
6
Encarnacion
— 3 nights

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de la Tierra Guarani and Catedral de San Blas. Change things up with a short trip to Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni in Presidente Franco (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU, browse the different shops at Nissei, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Monday, and take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Del Este online sightseeing planner.

Mar del Plata, Argentina to Ciudad Del Este is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mar del Plata in August, with highs in Ciudad Del Este at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Museo de la Tierra Guarani
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Shopping Del Este Paraguay ©
Shopping Del Este Paraguay
Museo de la Tierra Guarani ©
Museo de la Tierra Guarani
Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni ©
Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa de la Independencia and Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Barro and Cultural Center of the Republic. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asuncion: Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari) and Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia (in Yaguaron). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and admire the landmark architecture of The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Asuncion trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Asuncion, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pilar.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Museo Del Futbol Sudamericano, Eco Reserva Mbatovi, Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia
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Eco Reserva Mbatovi ©
Eco Reserva Mbatovi
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Museo del Barro ©
Museo del Barro

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. On the 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Alberzoni, then examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pilar attractions planner.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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
night
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. On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu and then see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Ignacio online tour planner.

Getting from Pilar to San Ignacio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pilar to San Ignacio. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Cosme y Damian.

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

1
night
San Cosme y Damian

San Cosme y Damian ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Cosme y Damian sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to San Cosme y Damian takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Ignacio to San Cosme y Damian is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in San Cosme y Damian can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Encarnacion.
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Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian ©
Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian

3
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay. Ruinas de Jesús and Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Encarnacion side-trips: Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue (in Jesus de Tavarangue) and Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon (in Trinidad). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora, kick back and relax at San Jose Beach, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Encarnacion trip planner.

Getting from San Cosme y Damian to Encarnacion by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cosme y Damian to Encarnacion due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Encarnacion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue
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La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay ©
Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue ©