34 days in Paraguay Itinerary

34 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montevideo
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
San Cosme y Damian
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
San Ignacio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Pilar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Ciudad Del Este
— 8 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Pedro Juan Caballero
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
8
San Bernardino
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Asuncion
— 10 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Montevideo

3
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ruinas de Jesús and Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge. Popular historic sites such as Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay and Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora are in your itinerary. Step out of Encarnacion to go to Carmen Del Parana and see Playa Tacuary, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at National Park Cordillera San Rafael. There's much more to do: head outdoors with San Jose Beach, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

Before you visit Encarnacion, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Encarnacion is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in June; daily highs in Encarnacion reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to San Cosme y Damian.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Playa Tacuary, National Park Cordillera San Rafael
Highlights from your plan
San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach
Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay ©
Playa Tacuary ©
Playa Tacuary

1
night
San Cosme y Damian

San Cosme y Damian ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas de San Cosme y Damian and then make a trip to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Cosme y Damian tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in San Cosme y Damian are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Cosme y Damian

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian ©
Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian

1
night
San Ignacio

San Ignacio ©
San Ignacio, also known as San Ignacio Guazú, is a city and district in the Misiones Department of Paraguay, located 225km from Asunción.HistoryIt was founded on December 29, 1609 by the Jesuit Priests Marcial de Lorenzana and Francisco de San Martín, accompany by Cacique Arapysandú, who took them to his lands, where they built an altar and celebrated the first mass.The Jesuit Mission was established officially in 1610 with the name of “San Ignacio Guazú” so it wouldn’t be confused with another mission “San Ignacio Miní” in Misiones, Argentina. On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Ignacio travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Cosme y Damian to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cosme y Damian to San Ignacio due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pilar.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Museums

Side Trip

Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe
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Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu ©
Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazu
Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe ©
Museo Diocesano de Santa Maria de Fe

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pilar, then examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Alberzoni.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pilar day trip planning site.

Drive from San Ignacio to Pilar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Ignacio to Pilar. In July, daytime highs in Pilar are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Trinidad on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Pilar

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Cabildo de Pilar ©
Museo Cabildo de Pilar
Museo Alberzoni ©
Museo Alberzoni

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pilar to Trinidad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Trinidad sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue
Highlights from your plan
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue ©

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de San Blas and Iglesia del Espiitu Santo. Museo de la Tierra Guarani and Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ciudad Del Este side-trips: Refugio Tati Yupi (in Hernandarias) and Parque Aventura Monday (in Presidente Franco). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Nissei, get outside with Lago de la Republica, snap pictures at Ponte da Amizade, and make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Ciudad Del Este takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trinidad to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Ciudad Del Este are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Pedro Juan Caballero.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Hernandarias
Highlights from your plan
Nissei ©
Nissei
Monalisa Paraguay ©
Monalisa Paraguay
Shopping Paris ©
Shopping Paris

3
nights
Pedro Juan Caballero

Pedro Juan Caballero ©
Home to a famous shopping center, Pedro Juan Cabellero welcomes visitors looking for deals on clothing, electronics, furniture, and many other consumer goods.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping China Importados and Shopping Planet Outlet. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Cerro Cora. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Studio Center Importados and stroll around Plaza San Roque de Santa Cruz.

Make your Pedro Juan Caballero itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ciudad Del Este to Pedro Juan Caballero by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Pedro Juan Caballero is minus 1 hour. In July in Pedro Juan Caballero, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Pedro Juan Caballero

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Cerro Cora ©
Parque Nacional Cerro Cora
Shopping China Importados ©
Shopping China Importados
Shopping Planet Outlet ©
Shopping Planet Outlet

3
nights
San Bernardino

San Bernardino ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Eco Reserva Mbatovi and Lago Ypacarai. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron and Catedral Virgen de Caacupe. Change things up with these side-trips from San Bernardino: Museo Historico Comandante Pedro Pablo Caballero (in Piribebuy), Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia (in Yaguaron) and Parque Nacional Vapor Cue (in Caraguatay). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Aventura Xtrema and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Natividad de Maria.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Bernardino tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Pedro Juan Caballero to San Bernardino by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yaguaron, Museo Historico Comandante Pedro Pablo Caballero, Catedral Virgen de Caacupe, Iglesia Natividad de Maria, Eco Reserva Mbatovi
Highlights from your plan
Eco Reserva Mbatovi ©
Eco Reserva Mbatovi
Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai
Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron ©
Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron

10
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nu Guasu and Cerro Nemby. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa de la Independencia and Museo del Barro. Explore Asuncion's surroundings by going to Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias (in Capiata), Catedral de San Lorenzo (in San Lorenzo) and Vivant (in Lambare). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, explore the world behind art at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, see the interesting displays at Cultural Center of the Republic, and explore the wide array of goods at Paseo La Galeria.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Asuncion driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Bernardino to Asuncion in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias, Catedral de San Lorenzo, Carlos Franco Country & Golf Club, Vivant, Cerro Nemby
Highlights from your plan
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Museo del Barro ©
Museo del Barro
Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol

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