23 days in Paraguay Itinerary

23 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Paraguay vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Asuncion
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Pilar
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
5
Ciudad Del Este
— 5 nights
Drive
6
San Bernardino
— 3 nights
Drive to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, Fly to Bamenda

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Asuncion — 6 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 a sense of the local culture at Casa de la Independencia and Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), examine the collection at Cultural Center of the Republic, and make a trip to Plaza Uruguaya.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Asuncion trip itinerary builder tool.

Bamenda, Cameroon to Asuncion is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bamenda to Asuncion. In July, daily temperatures in Asuncion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pilar.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Pilar — 2 nights

Pilar is the capital city of the Paraguayan department of Ñeembucú, located along the Paraguay River in the southwestern part of the country. On the 18th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museo Alberzoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pilar and then see the interesting displays at Museo Cabildo de Pilar.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Pilar trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Asuncion to Pilar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Pilar are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Encarnacion.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Encarnacion — 3 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ruinas de Jesús and Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay. When in Encarnacion, make a side trip to see Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian in San Cosme y Damian, approximately San Cosme y Damian away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at San Jose Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Encarnacion trip planner.

Take a bus from Pilar to Encarnacion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pilar to Encarnacion due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Trinidad — 1 night

Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad day trip tool.

You can drive from Encarnacion to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ciudad Del Este.
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Ciudad Del Este — 5 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.
Take a break from Ciudad Del Este with a short trip to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centro Pioneer, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Blas, and explore the activities along Lago de la Republica.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este route planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Ciudad Del Este by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trinidad to Ciudad Del Este. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Bernardino.
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San Bernardino — 3 nights

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 29th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Eco Reserva Mbatovi and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe and then explore the activities along Lago Ypacarai.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Bernardino trip builder website.

Getting from Ciudad Del Este to San Bernardino by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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. In July in San Bernardino, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel 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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