21 days in Paraguay Itinerary

21 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Paraguay holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Asuncion
— 9 nights
Drive
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Ciudad Del Este
— 5 nights
Drive
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Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piribebuy
— 1 night
Drive to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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Asuncion

— 9 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.
Visiting Playa De Aregua and Parque de la Salud will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron and Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asuncion: Aregua (Cerro Coi & Castillo Carlota Palmerola). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Parque Nu Guasu, get engrossed in the history at Gran Hotel del Paraguay, shop like a local with Shopping del Sol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asuncion online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Asuncion is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT), which is usually a -14 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Asuncion reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de San Blas and Iglesia del Espiitu Santo. Escape the urban bustle at Saltos del Monday and Lago de la Republica. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Monalisa Paraguay, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Tierra Guarani, catch a live event at Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi, and make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ciudad Del Este trip builder site.

Drive from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Encarnacion

— 3 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora and Plaza de Armas. La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and Ruinas de Jesús are good opportunities to explore the local culture. 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. There's more to do: get outside with San Jose Beach and appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Encarnacion driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ciudad Del Este 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 Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion. January in Encarnacion sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Piribebuy.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Piribebuy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza de los Heroes.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Piribebuy vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Encarnacion to Piribebuy takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Piribebuy, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Piribebuy

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paraguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.