28 days in Paraguay Itinerary

28 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Paraguay tour planner
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Fly
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Asuncion
— 8 nights
Bus
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Pedro Juan Caballero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salto del Guaira
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ciudad Del Este
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
6
Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Bus
7
Pilar
— 1 night
Drive
8
San Bernardino
— 3 nights
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Asuncion — 8 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.
Asuncion is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Casa de la Independencia, make a trip to Costanera de Asuncion, explore the world behind art at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, and get to know the resident critters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Asuncion trip itinerary planning app.

Exeter, UK to Asuncion is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Exeter to Asuncion due to the time zone difference. In May in Asuncion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Pedro Juan Caballero.
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Pedro Juan Caballero — 2 nights

Home to a famous shopping center, Pedro Juan Cabellero welcomes visitors looking for deals on clothing, electronics, furniture, and many other consumer goods.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the different shops at Studio Center Importados and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Cerro Cora. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Shopping Planet Outlet and then browse the range of quality goods at Shopping China Importados.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pedro Juan Caballero trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Asuncion to Pedro Juan Caballero by bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Pedro Juan Caballero, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Salto del Guaira.
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Salto del Guaira — 2 nights

A haven for bargain hunters, Salto del Guaira is home to numerous shopping centers offering discounts on a huge array of consumer goods.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monumento de los 7 Saltos. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Mercosur Shopping Mall and then look for gifts at Shopping China.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Salto del Guaira online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pedro Juan Caballero to Salto del Guaira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ciudad Del Este.
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Ciudad Del Este — 6 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.
Step out of Ciudad Del Este with an excursion to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, browse the different shops at Nissei, pause for some photo ops at Scientific Monument Moises Santiago Bertoni, and stop by Shopping Del Este Paraguay.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Del Este trip app.

Getting from Salto del Guaira to Ciudad Del Este by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salto del Guaira to Ciudad Del Este is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Ciudad Del Este are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trinidad.
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Trinidad — 1 night

Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ciudad Del Este to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Trinidad due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Trinidad are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Encarnacion.
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Encarnacion — 3 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Change things up with a short trip to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian in San Cosme y Damian (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, enjoy the sand and surf at San Jose Beach, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Encarnacion route planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Encarnacion takes 1.5 hours. In May in Encarnacion, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Pilar.
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Pilar — 1 night

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 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pilar and then see the interesting displays at Museo Cabildo de Pilar.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pilar trip planner.

Getting from Encarnacion to Pilar by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Pilar, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Bernardino.
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Highlights from your trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Bernardino: Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari) and Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron (in Yaguaron). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Ypacarai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe, and get outside with Aventura Xtrema.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Bernardino sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pilar to San Bernardino takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Pilar to San Bernardino is minus 1 hour. In May in San Bernardino, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for 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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