34 days in Paraguay Itinerary

34 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Encarnacion
— 3 nights
2
San Cosme y Damian
— 1 night
3
San Ignacio
— 1 night
4
Pilar
— 2 nights
5
Trinidad
— 2 nights
6
Ciudad Del Este
— 8 nights
7
Pedro Juan Caballero
— 3 nights
8
San Bernardino
— 3 nights
9
Asuncion
— 10 nights

3
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ruinas de Jesús and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Popular historic sites such as Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay and Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge are in your itinerary. Step out of Encarnacion to go to Carmen Del Parana and see Playa Tacuary, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at National Park Cordillera San Rafael. There's much more to do: head outdoors with San Jose Beach, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora.

Before you visit Encarnacion, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Encarnacion is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in June; daily highs in Encarnacion reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to San Cosme y Damian.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Playa Tacuary, National Park Cordillera San Rafael
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San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach
Playa Tacuary ©
Playa Tacuary

1
night
San Cosme y Damian

San Cosme y Damian ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Cosme y Damian travel route planner.

Drive from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in San Cosme y Damian are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to San Ignacio.
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Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian ©

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 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Ignacio travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Cosme y Damian to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cosme y Damian to San Ignacio due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pilar.

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

2
nights
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 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pilar, then examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Alberzoni.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pilar day trip planning site.

Drive from San Ignacio to Pilar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Ignacio to Pilar. In July, daytime highs in Pilar are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Trinidad on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Pilar

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

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pilar to Trinidad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Trinidad sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ciudad Del Este.

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
Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue ©

8
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 inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de San Blas and Iglesia del Espiitu Santo. Museo de la Tierra Guarani and Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Ciudad Del Este, make a side trip to see Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias, approximately Hernandarias away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping China, fly down the slopes at Snow Park, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Aventura Monday.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este vacation planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Ciudad Del Este in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Trinidad to Ciudad Del Este, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pedro Juan Caballero.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Hernandarias
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Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Monalisa Paraguay ©
Monalisa Paraguay
Nissei ©
Nissei

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping China Importados and Shopping Planet Outlet. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Cerro Cora. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Studio Center Importados and stroll around Plaza San Roque de Santa Cruz.

Make your Pedro Juan Caballero itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ciudad Del Este to Pedro Juan Caballero by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Pedro Juan Caballero is minus 1 hour. In July in Pedro Juan Caballero, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Pedro Juan Caballero

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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Eco Reserva Mbatovi and Aventura Xtrema. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia and Catedral Virgen de Caacupe. Change things up with these side-trips from San Bernardino: Parque Nacional Vapor Cue (in Caraguatay), Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron (in Yaguaron) and Museo Historico Comandante Pedro Pablo Caballero (in Piribebuy). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lago Ypacarai and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Natividad de Maria.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Bernardino tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Pedro Juan Caballero to San Bernardino by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Yaguaron, Parque Nacional Vapor Cue, Iglesia Natividad de Maria, Museo Historico Comandante Pedro Pablo Caballero, Eco Reserva Mbatovi
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Eco Reserva Mbatovi ©
Eco Reserva Mbatovi
Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai
Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron ©
Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron

10
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nu Guasu and Carlos Franco Country & Golf Club. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Barro and Cultural Center of the Republic. Explore Asuncion's surroundings by going to Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias (in Capiata), Catedral de San Lorenzo (in San Lorenzo) and Cerro Nemby (in Nemby). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, get engrossed in the history at Gran Hotel del Paraguay, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Asuncion driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Bernardino to Asuncion in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Vivant, Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias, Catedral de San Lorenzo, Museo Del Futbol Sudamericano, Cerro Nemby
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Museo del Barro ©
Museo del Barro
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol

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