14 days in Paraguay Itinerary

14 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Paraguay travel planner
Make it your trip
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
Ciudad Del Este
— 4 nights
San Bernardino
— 1 night
Drive to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, Fly to Dresden


Asuncion — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, shop like a local with Shopping del Sol, pause for some photo ops at The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, and browse the exhibits of Casa de la Independencia.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Asuncion driving holiday tool.

Dresden, Germany to Asuncion is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dresden to Asuncion. Traveling from Dresden in November, things will get warmer in Asuncion: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Encarnacion.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Encarnacion — 2 nights

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay and then delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Jose Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Encarnacion online trip planner.

You can drive from Asuncion to Encarnacion in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Encarnacion sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ciudad Del Este.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
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Ciudad Del Este — 4 nights

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Take a break from Ciudad Del Este with a short trip to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, browse the different shops at Shopping China, stop by Shopping Del Este Paraguay, and snap pictures at Ponte da Amizade.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este attractions planner.

You can drive from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. In December in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to San Bernardino.
Shopping · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips
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San Bernardino — 1 night

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 11th (Sat), head outdoors with Aventura Xtrema and then get outside with Lago Ypacarai.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Bernardino holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ciudad Del Este to San Bernardino takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Paraguay travel guide

Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.