19 days in Paraguay Itinerary

19 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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19 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Start: Kristiansand
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Pilar
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Encarnacion
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
San Cosme y Damian
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Colonia Independencia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Ciudad Del Este
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Asuncion
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Kristiansand

1
day
Pilar

Pilar ©
Pilar is the capital city of the Paraguayan department of Ñeembucú, located along the Paraguay River in the southwestern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Alberzoni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar, and then examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pilar trip itinerary builder site .

Kristiansand, Norway to Pilar is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kristiansand to Pilar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kristiansand in October, expect Pilar to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Pilar

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Cabildo de Pilar ©
Museo Cabildo de Pilar
Museo Alberzoni ©
Museo Alberzoni

3
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at National Park Cordillera San Rafael and San Jose Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and Ruinas de Jesús. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Tacuary (in Carmen Del Parana) and Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon (in Trinidad). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Encarnacion trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pilar to Encarnacion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pilar to Encarnacion. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Cosme y Damian.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, National Park Cordillera San Rafael, Playa Tacuary
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Playa Tacuary ©
Playa Tacuary
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
Ruinas de Jesús ©
Ruinas de Jesús

1
night
San Cosme y Damian

San Cosme y Damian ©
On the 6th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Dunas de San Cosme y Damian and then explore the ancient world of Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Cosme y Damian trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in San Cosme y Damian can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Colonia Independencia.

Things to do in San Cosme y Damian

Parks Nature Museums
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1
night
Colonia Independencia

Colonia Independencia ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): try for a hole-in-one at Mini Golf Vista Alegre and then take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Akati.

Plan trip to Colonia Independencia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Cosme y Damian to Colonia Independencia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Cosme y Damian to Colonia Independencia is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Colonia Independencia

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mini Golf Vista Alegre
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Mini Golf Vista Alegre ©
Mini Golf Vista Alegre

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago de la Republica and Refugio Tati Yupi. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de San Blas and Iglesia del Espiitu Santo. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday, don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, get your game on at Museo Planet 3D, and browse the different shops at Shopping Paris.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ciudad Del Este tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colonia Independencia to Ciudad Del Este in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time (PYT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Hernandarias
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Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Catedral de San Blas ©
Catedral de San Blas
Lago de la Republica ©
Lago de la Republica

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nu Guasu and Cerro Coi. Visit Catedral Virgen de Caacupe and Casa de la Independencia for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to San Bernardino (Aventura Xtrema & Lago Ypacarai), Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria (in Aregua) and Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron (in Yaguaron). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Parque de la Salud, view the masterpieces at El Cantaro, Almacen de Arte, get to know the resident critters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), and admire the landmark architecture of Panteon Nacional de los Heroes.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Asuncion day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. October in Asuncion sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aregua, San Bernardino, Catedral Virgen de Caacupe, Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron
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Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe
Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria ©
Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria

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