42 days in Paraguay Itinerary

42 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Asuncion
— 16 nights
Bus
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Pedro Juan Caballero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salto del Guaira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ciudad Del Este
— 9 nights
Drive
5
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
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Encarnacion
— 4 nights
Bus
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Pilar
— 2 nights
Drive
8
San Bernardino
— 4 nights
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Asuncion — 16 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: steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, make a trip to Costanera de Asuncion, meet the residents at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Asuncion online trip itinerary maker.

Exeter, UK to Asuncion is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Asuncion is minus 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Asuncion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the 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.
On the 19th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Studio Center Importados and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Cerro Cora. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Planet Outlet and then browse the range of quality goods at Shopping China Importados.

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You can take a bus from Asuncion to Pedro Juan Caballero in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Pedro Juan Caballero can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 21st (Sat), browse the different shops at Mercosur Shopping Mall and then stop by Shopping China. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Monumento de los 7 Saltos.

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You can drive from Pedro Juan Caballero to Salto del Guaira in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ciudad Del Este.
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Ciudad Del Este — 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ciudad Del Este side-trips: Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni (in Presidente Franco) and Refugio Tati Yupi (in Hernandarias). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping China, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago de la Republica, and admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ciudad Del Este trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salto del Guaira to Ciudad Del Este takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Ciudad Del Este can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 1st (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip builder site.

Drive from Ciudad Del Este to Trinidad in 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, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Encarnacion.
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Encarnacion — 4 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Step out of Encarnacion with an excursion to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian in San Cosme y Damian--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora, and delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Encarnacion trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Encarnacion takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Encarnacion are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Pilar.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo Alberzoni. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pilar and then see the interesting displays at Museo Cabildo de Pilar.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pilar online day trip planner.

Take a bus from Encarnacion to Pilar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to Pilar. In June, daily temperatures in Pilar can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to San Bernardino.
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San Bernardino — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari), Aregua (Castillo Carlota Palmerola & Cerro Coi) and Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron (in Yaguaron). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Ypacarai, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria, and get outside with Aventura Xtrema.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Bernardino holiday planning app.

Drive from Pilar to San Bernardino in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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