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.
Get out of town with these interesting Asuncion side-trips: Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari) and Lago Ypacarai (in San Bernardino). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, walk around Parque Nu Guasu, admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Asuncion trip maker website.

Santiago, Chile to Asuncion is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Asuncion can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough 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 14th (Fri): 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: look for gifts at Shopping Del Este Paraguay and then admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ciudad Del Este day trip planning app.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. October in Ciudad Del Este sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Encarnacion.
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Encarnacion, Paraguay — 2 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at San Jose Beach and then explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Encarnacion trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, and then don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus from Encarnacion to Colonia del Sacramento takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time to Uruguay Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Encarnacion in October: high temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento hover around 69°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) 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: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and visit Pocitos.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Montevideo are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Step out of Punta del Este to go to Punta Ballena and see Playa Punta Ballena, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos, and admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punta del Este travel planner.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Paraguay travel guide

3.8
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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