38 days in Paraguay Itinerary

38 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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38 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
+2
Fly + bus + Drive:  16​h
1
Ciudad Del Este
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Salto del Guaira
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pedro Juan Caballero
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Colonia Independencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Pilar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ybycui
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Bernardino
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Asuncion
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ciudad Del Este: Refugio Tati Yupi (in Hernandarias) and Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni (in Presidente Franco). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Monalisa, get outside with Lago de la Republica, snap pictures at Ponte da Amizade, and browse the different shops at Shopping China.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este day trip planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Ciudad Del Este is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ciudad Del Este is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in June, things will get slightly colder in Ciudad Del Este: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salto del Guaira.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Salto del Guaira is known for shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Shopping China, browse the different shops at Mercosur Shopping Mall, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento de los 7 Saltos.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salto del Guaira driving holiday app .

You can drive from Ciudad Del Este to Salto del Guaira in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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. You will leave for Pedro Juan Caballero on the 12th (Wed).

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

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.
Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Cerro Cora. The adventure continues: explore the wide array of goods at Shopping China Importados, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Planet Outlet, and stroll around Plaza San Roque de Santa Cruz.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pedro Juan Caballero trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salto del Guaira to Pedro Juan Caballero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pedro Juan Caballero can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Colonia Independencia.

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

2
nights
Colonia Independencia

Colonia Independencia ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Salto Cristal (in Paraguari), Villarrica (Museo Fermin Lopez & Parque Del Guaira) and Parque Manuel Ortiz Guerrero (in Villarica).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colonia Independencia travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Pedro Juan Caballero to Colonia Independencia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Colonia Independencia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Villarrica, Salto Cristal, Parque Manuel Ortiz Guerrero
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Salto Cristal ©
Salto Cristal
Parque Manuel Ortiz Guerrero ©
Parque Manuel Ortiz Guerrero
Parque Del Guaira ©
Parque Del Guaira

3
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at National Park Cordillera San Rafael. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana, make a trip to Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Trinidad holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Colonia Independencia to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Trinidad sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Trinidad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue, National Park Cordillera San Rafael
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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 these side-trips from Encarnacion: Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian (in San Cosme y Damian) and Playa Tacuary (in Carmen Del Parana). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion, delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Encarnacion trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Trinidad to Encarnacion in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pilar.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian, Playa Tacuary
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Ruinas de Jesús ©
Ruinas de Jesús
San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Alberzoni.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pilar trip builder .

Traveling by car from Encarnacion to Pilar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time (PYT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Ybycui on the 26th (Wed).

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
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to La Rosada and then head outdoors with Parque Nacional Ybycui.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ybycui trip planner .

You can drive from Pilar to Ybycui in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pilar to Ybycui due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for San Bernardino on the 28th (Fri).

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai, see the interesting displays at Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get outside with Aventura Xtrema, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Carlota Palmerola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Bernardino itinerary maker site .

Drive from Ybycui to San Bernardino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in San Bernardino sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Asuncion to Lambare to see Vivant about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, explore the wide array of goods at Paseo La Galeria, and contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Asuncion driving holiday website .

You can drive from San Bernardino to Asuncion in 1.5 hours. In June in Asuncion, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vivant
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Museo del Barro ©
Museo del Barro
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia

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