5 days in Asuncion & Encarnacion Itinerary

5 days in Asuncion & Encarnacion Itinerary

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5 days in Asuncion & Encarnacion Itinerary

Start: Asuncion
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Asuncion
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Encarnacion
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Asuncion

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, then head outdoors with Parque Nu Guasu, and then head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of local nightlife at Vivant, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asuncion trip app .

In December, daily temperatures in Asuncion can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Vivant, Lago Ypacarai
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Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia

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Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay. Ruinas de Jesús and Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue will appeal to history buffs. 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). There's more to do: kick back and relax at San Jose Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Encarnacion trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Asuncion to Encarnacion in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Santisima Trinidad De Parana, Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue, Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian
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La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
Ruinas de Jesús ©
Ruinas de Jesús