19 days in Paraguay & Uruguay Itinerary

19 days in Paraguay & Uruguay Itinerary

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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ypacaraí, Bus to Ciudad Del Este
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
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Drive to Posadas, Fly to El Palomar, Taxi to Puerto Madero, Bus to Colonia del Sacramento
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Asuncion, Paraguay — 3 nights

Mother of Cities

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asuncion: Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari) and Lago Ypacarai (in San Bernardino). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Asuncion trip itinerary app.

Santiago, Chile to Asuncion is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Del Este.
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay — 2 nights

Supermarket of South America

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU and then look for all kinds of wild species at Refugio Tati Yupi. Keep things going the next day: stop by Shopping Del Este Paraguay and then admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este trip planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este. In March in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Encarnacion.
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Encarnacion, Paraguay — 2 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with San Jose Beach and then delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Encarnacion online visit planner.

Drive from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay — 2 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Paseo de San Gabriel, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, and then don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento online day trip planner.

Getting from Encarnacion to Colonia del Sacramento by combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Encarnacion in March, you will find days in Colonia del Sacramento are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Montevideo.
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Montevideo, Uruguay — 5 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, walk around Parque Rodo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Punta del Este.
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Punta del Este, Uruguay — 4 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Go for a jaunt from Punta del Este to Punta Ballena to see Playa Punta Ballena about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, head off the coast to Isla de Lobos, examine the collection at Museo Del Mar, and don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Punta del Este when traveling from Montevideo in March, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Paraguay travel guide

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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.
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Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.
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