9 days in Paraguay Itinerary

9 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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9 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Asuncion
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Ciudad Del Este
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Encarnacion
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
San Bernardino
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Asuncion is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Costanera de Asuncion, ponder the world of politics at Congreso Nacional de la Republica de Paraguay, explore the wide array of goods at Paseo La Galeria, and contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Asuncion trip itinerary maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Asuncion is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. In January, Asuncion is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Historic Sites Shopping
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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 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, then browse the different shops at Nissei, and then look for gifts at Shopping Del Este Paraguay. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at SAX, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Paris, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time (PYT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ciudad Del Este can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, then get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Jose Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Encarnacion tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion is minus 1 hour. January in Encarnacion sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach
Ruinas de Jesús ©
Ruinas de Jesús

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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 (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe, head outdoors with Aventura Xtrema, then head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bioparque Yrupe.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Bernardino travel route planning site .

Getting from Encarnacion to San Bernardino by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in San Bernardino, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Virgen de Caacupe
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Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe
Bioparque Yrupe ©
Bioparque Yrupe

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