30 days in Paraguay Itinerary

30 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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30 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Asuncion
— 8 nights
bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Pedro Juan Caballero
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Salto del Guaira
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ciudad Del Este
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Colonia Independencia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Ybycui
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Bernardino
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asuncion: Vivant (in Lambare) and Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asuncion sightseeing planning website .

Washington DC, USA to Asuncion is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Paraguay Time is 1 hour. In June, Asuncion is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pedro Juan Caballero.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vivant, Eco Reserva Mbatovi
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Museo del Barro ©
Museo del Barro
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia

2
nights
Pedro Juan Caballero

Pedro Juan Caballero ©
Home to a famous shopping center, Pedro Juan Cabellero welcomes visitors looking for deals on clothing, electronics, furniture, and many other consumer goods.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): browse the different shops at Shopping Planet Outlet, browse the range of quality goods at Shopping China Importados, and then browse the different shops at Studio Center Importados. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Cerro Cora.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pedro Juan Caballero route maker website .

You can take a bus from Asuncion to Pedro Juan Caballero in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salto del Guaira.

Things to do in Pedro Juan Caballero

Shopping Parks Nature
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Shopping China Importados ©
Shopping China Importados
Parque Nacional Cerro Cora ©
Parque Nacional Cerro Cora
Shopping Planet Outlet ©
Shopping Planet Outlet

2
nights
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 13th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monumento de los 7 Saltos, buy something for everyone on your list at Mercosur Shopping Mall, and then stop by Shopping China.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salto del Guaira road trip app .

Traveling by car from Pedro Juan Caballero to Salto del Guaira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. You'll set off for Ciudad Del Este on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Salto del Guaira

Shopping
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Shopping China ©
Shopping China
Monumento de los 7 Saltos ©
Monumento de los 7 Saltos
Mercosur Shopping Mall ©
Mercosur Shopping Mall

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ciudad Del Este side-trips: Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni (in Presidente Franco) and Refugio Tati Yupi (in Hernandarias). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday, snap pictures at Ponte da Amizade, and browse the different shops at Shopping China.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Del Este online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salto del Guaira to Ciudad Del Este takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salto del Guaira to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. June in Ciudad Del Este sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Hernandarias
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Monalisa Paraguay ©
Monalisa Paraguay
PRESA DE ITAIPU ©
PRESA DE ITAIPU
Shopping Paris ©
Shopping Paris

1
night
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue, then stroll around Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon, and then contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Ciudad Del Este to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Trinidad due to the time zone difference. In June in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Change things up with a short trip to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian in San Cosme y Damian (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at National Park Cordillera San Rafael. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora, get outside with San Jose Beach, and delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Encarnacion trip builder website .

Drive from Trinidad to Encarnacion in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia Independencia.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian, National Park Cordillera San Rafael
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San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach
Ruinas de Jesús ©
Ruinas de Jesús

1
night
Colonia Independencia

Colonia Independencia ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): putt your heart out at Mini Golf Vista Alegre and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Akati.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia Independencia trip planner .

Getting from Encarnacion to Colonia Independencia by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ybycui.

Things to do in Colonia Independencia

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mini Golf Vista Alegre
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Mini Golf Vista Alegre ©
Mini Golf Vista Alegre

1
night
Ybycui

Ybycui ©
Ybycuí is a Paraguayan rural community of the department of Paraguari, located 120 km away from Asunción, and 40 km from the Ruta una (Route 1).ToponimicsIts name means “ Sandy “ in Guaraní.GeographyYbycuí is located 122 km away from Asunción.WeatherThe average year temperature is 21 C, the maximum 39 C and the minimum 2 C.DemographyYbycuí has a total of 20.887 inhabitants, from which, 10.756 are male and 10.131 are female, according to the last census of 2002. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at La Rosada and then head outdoors with Parque Nacional Ybycui.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ybycui road trip planner .

Getting from Colonia Independencia to Ybycui by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Ybycui, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Ybycui

Outdoors Museums
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Parque Nacional Ybycui ©
Parque Nacional Ybycui

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.
On the 28th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron, then see the interesting displays at Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Carlota Palmerola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Lago Ypacarai, get outside with Aventura Xtrema, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Bernardino route planner.

Drive from Ybycui to San Bernardino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Bernardino are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Aregua, Yaguaron, Catedral Virgen de Caacupe
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Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron ©
Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe

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