19 days in Paraguay Itinerary

19 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Ciudad Del Este
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Encarnacion
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Asuncion
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
San Bernardino
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
5
Asuncion
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Caacupe
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Asuncion
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Yaguaron
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
9
Asuncion
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Amsterdam

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.
On the 5th (Sat), look for gifts at Monalisa Paraguay, thendon't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, thenstop by Shopping Del Este Paraguay, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo El Mensu. On your second day here, browse the different shops at shopping terra nova, head outdoors with Lago de la Republica, and then admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ciudad Del Este trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ciudad Del Este is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in Ciudad Del Este hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saltos del Monday
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Shopping Del Este Paraguay ©
Shopping Del Este Paraguay
PRESA DE ITAIPU ©
PRESA DE ITAIPU
Monalisa Paraguay ©
Monalisa Paraguay

2
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, thensteep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay and then kick back and relax at San Jose Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Encarnacion road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asuncion.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
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La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach

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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Loma San Jeronimo, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Independencia, thencontemplate the long history of El Congreso Nacional - Ex Palacio Legislativo, thenexamine the collection at Cultural Center of the Republic, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Comuneros. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), walk around Plaza Infante Rivarola, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Viola, thenmake a trip to Avenida Mariscal Lopez, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gran Hotel del Paraguay.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Asuncion trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Encarnacion to Asuncion takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Asuncion

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Loma San Jeronimo ©
Loma San Jeronimo
Gran Hotel del Paraguay ©
Gran Hotel del Paraguay

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get outside with Lago Ypacarai.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Bernardino online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Asuncion to San Bernardino by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Outdoors
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Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai

2
nights
Asuncion

Asuncion ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): go for a walk through Loma San Jeronimo, make a trip to Plaza de La Independencia, thenponder the world of politics at El Congreso Nacional - Ex Palacio Legislativo, thenexamine the collection at Cultural Center of the Republic, and finally make a trip to Plaza Comuneros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), stroll around Plaza Infante Rivarola, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Viola, thendon't miss a visit to Avenida Mariscal Lopez, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gran Hotel del Paraguay.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Asuncion online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Bernardino to Asuncion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Caacupe.

Things to do in Asuncion

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Loma San Jeronimo ©
Loma San Jeronimo
Gran Hotel del Paraguay ©
Gran Hotel del Paraguay

1
night
Caacupe

Caacupe ©
Founded by grenadier Carlos Murphy in 1770, the city of Caacupe serves as the capital of the Cordillera department.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Caacupe visit planning site.

You can drive from Asuncion to Caacupe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Caacupe are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Asuncion.

Things to do in Caacupe

Historic Sites
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Catedral Virgen de Caacupe ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe

3
nights
Asuncion

Asuncion ©
See some other sides of Asuncion: contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, make a trip to Costanera de Asuncion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping del Sol.

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Traveling by car from Caacupe to Asuncion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yaguaron.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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1
night
Yaguaron

Yaguaron ©
Yaguaron traces its foundation back to the 16th century, when it became a Franciscan reservation for Guarani Indians.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yaguaron trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Asuncion to Yaguaron by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Asuncion.

Things to do in Yaguaron

Historic Sites
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Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron ©
Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron

2
nights
Asuncion

Asuncion ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Casa de los Diputados. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Loma San Jeronimo, make a trip to Plaza de La Independencia, thenponder the world of politics at El Congreso Nacional - Ex Palacio Legislativo, thensee the interesting displays at Cultural Center of the Republic, and finally make a trip to Plaza Comuneros.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Asuncion online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yaguaron to Asuncion in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Cultural Center of the Republic ©
Cultural Center of the Republic
Loma San Jeronimo ©
Loma San Jeronimo