36 days in Paraguay Itinerary

36 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Drive to Ciudad Del Este
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Ciudad Del Este
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salto del Guaira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pedro Juan Caballero
— 4 nights
Drive
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Encarnacion
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Cosme y Damian
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colonia Independencia
— 3 nights
Bus
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Caacupe
— 3 nights
Bus
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Asuncion
— 10 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mega Shopping Importados and Lago de la Republica. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Blas, explore the galleries of Museo El Mensu, appreciate the history behind Scientific Monument Moises Santiago Bertoni, and try to win big at Casino Del Este.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este day trip site.

Mumbai, India to Ciudad Del Este is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -8.5 hour difference. In June, Ciudad Del Este is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Salto del Guaira.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 22nd (Tue): browse the different shops at Mercosur Shopping Mall, then look for gifts at Shopping Queen Anne, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento de los 7 Saltos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salto del Guaira travel route builder app.

Getting from Ciudad Del Este to Salto del Guaira by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Salto del Guaira is minus 1 hour. You'll set off for Pedro Juan Caballero on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Salto del Guaira

Shopping

Pedro Juan Caballero

— 4 nights
Home to a famous shopping center, Pedro Juan Cabellero welcomes visitors looking for deals on clothing, electronics, furniture, and many other consumer goods.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plaza San Roque de Santa Cruz and Shopping Planet Outlet. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Cerro Cora, browse the range of quality goods at Shopping China Importados, and buy something for everyone on your list at Studio Center Importados.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pedro Juan Caballero trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Salto del Guaira to Pedro Juan Caballero by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Pedro Juan Caballero, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Pedro Juan Caballero

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Encarnacion

— 4 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 National Park Cordillera San Rafael. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Encarnacion: Trinidad (Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon & La Santisima Trinidad De Parana). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge, stroll through Escalinata San Pedro, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Encarnacion tour website.

Drive from Pedro Juan Caballero to Encarnacion in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pedro Juan Caballero in June since evenings lows in Encarnacion dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to San Cosme y Damian.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

San Cosme y Damian

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian and Dunas de San Cosme y Damian. Get out of town with these interesting San Cosme y Damian side-trips: Refugio Faunistico de Atinguy (in Ayolas) and Iglesia de Santiago (in Santiago).

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You can drive from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in San Cosme y Damian, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Colonia Independencia.

Things to do in San Cosme y Damian

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Colonia Independencia

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Cerro Akati and Museo Fermin Lopez. Explore Colonia Independencia's surroundings by going to Parque Manuel Ortiz Guerrero (in Villarica), Parque Del Guaira (in Villarrica) and Salto Cristal (in Paraguari).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colonia Independencia trip maker website.

Traveling by car from San Cosme y Damian to Colonia Independencia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Cosme y Damian to Colonia Independencia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Caacupe.

Things to do in Colonia Independencia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Caacupe

— 3 nights
Founded by grenadier Carlos Murphy in 1770, the city of Caacupe serves as the capital of the Cordillera department.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catedral Virgen de Caacupe and Eco Reserva Mbatovi. Venture out of the city with trips to Atyra (Polifuncional Marianela & Yruvu Keha Galeria de Arte y Artesania) and Parque Nacional Vapor Cue (in Caraguatay). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Museo Historico Comandante Pedro Pablo Caballero, don't miss a visit to Plaza de los Heroes, and steep yourself in history at Tupasy Ycua.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Caacupe trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Colonia Independencia to Caacupe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Asuncion.

Things to do in Caacupe

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asuncion

— 10 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Nu Guasu and Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad. Venture out of the city with trips to Aregua (Cerro Coi & Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria), Yaguaron (Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron & Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia) and Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias (in Capiata). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Gran Hotel del Paraguay, admire the striking features of Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera, stop by Pinedo Shopping, and deepen your understanding at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Asuncion tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Caacupe to Asuncion by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Asuncion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Paraguay travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Landmarks · 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.