19 days in Paraguay & Uruguay Itinerary

19 days in Paraguay & Uruguay Itinerary

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Fly
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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ypacaraí, Bus to Ciudad Del Este
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
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Drive to Posadas, Fly to El Palomar, Taxi to Puerto Madero, Bus to Colonia del Sacramento
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Asuncion, Paraguay — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Asuncion side-trips: Lago Ypacarai (in San Bernardino) and Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, and appreciate the history behind The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion.

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Santiago, Chile to Asuncion is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Del Este.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay — 2 nights

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU and then get outside with Refugio Tati Yupi. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Shopping Del Este Paraguay and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Del Este day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Encarnacion.
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Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors
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Encarnacion, Paraguay — 2 nights

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at San Jose Beach and then delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús.

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Traveling by car from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Side Trip

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay — 2 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Paseo de San Gabriel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, and then don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento online trip builder.

Getting from Encarnacion to Colonia del Sacramento by combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Encarnacion in September, things will get slightly colder in Colonia del Sacramento: highs are around 64°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.
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Montevideo, Uruguay — 5 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, and go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo.

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You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.
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Punta del Este, Uruguay — 4 nights

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Punta Ballena in Punta Ballena (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, and stroll through Playa Pinares.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este travel route planning app.

Drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.
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