18 days in Paraguay Itinerary

18 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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18 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Start: Gillette
Fly:  27​h
1
Asuncion
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Ciudad Del Este
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Salto del Guaira
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Encarnacion
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
San Bernardino
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Gillette

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casa de la Independencia and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. Head to Shopping del Sol and Paseo La Galeriafor some retail therapy. Explore Asuncion's surroundings by going to Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias (in Capiata) and Cerro Coi (in Aregua). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, examine the collection at Museo de las Memorias, and admire the striking features of The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Asuncion trip itinerary builder app .

Gillette, USA to Asuncion is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Gillette to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gillette in March, expect Asuncion to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cerro Coi, Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias
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Museo del Barro ©
Museo del Barro
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol

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.
Head to Monalisa Paraguay and SAXfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Shopping Paris, snap pictures at Ponte da Amizade, don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, and take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Del Este itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este. March in Ciudad Del Este sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Salto del Guaira.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Presidente Franco
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Monalisa Paraguay ©
Monalisa Paraguay
Nissei ©
Nissei
Shopping Paris ©
Shopping Paris

1
night
Salto del Guaira

Salto del Guaira ©
A haven for bargain hunters, Salto del Guaira is home to numerous shopping centers offering discounts on a huge array of consumer goods.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the different shops at Mercosur Shopping Mall and then stop by Shopping China.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salto del Guaira visit site .

You can drive from Ciudad Del Este to Salto del Guaira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Salto del Guaira is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Salto del Guaira

Shopping
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Shopping China ©
Shopping China
Mercosur Shopping Mall ©
Mercosur Shopping Mall

1
night
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana, then stroll around Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon, and then delve into the distant past at Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad travel route planning website .

Drive from Salto del Guaira to Trinidad in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Trinidad are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue
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La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana

2
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at San Jose Beach, then explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge and then get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Encarnacion online trip maker .

Drive from Trinidad to Encarnacion in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Ruinas de Jesús ©
Ruinas de Jesús
Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge ©
Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Reserva Mbatovi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria, admire the striking features of Castillo Carlota Palmerola, and then head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Bernardino route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Encarnacion to San Bernardino takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in San Bernardino, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Aregua, Eco Reserva Mbatovi, Catedral Virgen de Caacupe, Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron
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Eco Reserva Mbatovi ©
Eco Reserva Mbatovi
Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe

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