35 days in Paraguay Itinerary

35 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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Fly to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, Drive to San Bernardino
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San Bernardino
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ciudad Del Este
— 7 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Bus
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Pilar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ybycui
— 1 night
Drive
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Asuncion
— 15 nights
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San Bernardino — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Bernardino: Aregua (Cerro Coi, Castillo Carlota Palmerola, &more), Yaguaron (Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia & Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron) and Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Bernardino online trip itinerary planner.

Lafayette, USA to San Bernardino is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lafayette to San Bernardino. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lafayette in April since evenings lows in San Bernardino dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ciudad Del Este.
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Ciudad Del Este — 7 nights

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Change things up with a short trip to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, take in the views from Ponte da Amizade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Blas, and head outdoors with Lago de la Republica.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este online tour planner.

Drive from San Bernardino to Ciudad Del Este in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Ciudad Del Este are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.
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Trinidad — 2 nights

Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Cordillera San Rafael.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Trinidad using our trip planner.

You can drive from Ciudad Del Este to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Trinidad is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Encarnacion.
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Encarnacion — 3 nights

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Encarnacion: Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian (in San Cosme y Damian) and Playa Tacuary (in Carmen Del Parana). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, kick back and relax at San Jose Beach, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Encarnacion online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Encarnacion takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a 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. On the 29th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pilar and then examine the collection at Museo Cabildo de Pilar. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Alberzoni.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pilar day trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Encarnacion to Pilar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to Pilar due to the time zone difference. In April in Pilar, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ybycui.
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Ybycui — 1 night

Ybycuí is a Paraguayan rural community of the department of Paraguari, located 120 km away from Asunción, and 40 km from the Ruta una (Route 1).ToponimicsIts name means “ Sandy “ in Guaraní.GeographyYbycuí is located 122 km away from Asunción.WeatherThe average year temperature is 21 C, the maximum 39 C and the minimum 2 C.DemographyYbycuí has a total of 20.887 inhabitants, from which, 10.756 are male and 10.131 are female, according to the last census of 2002. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at La Rosada and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Ybycui.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ybycui driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pilar to Ybycui takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pilar to Ybycui is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Ybycui are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asuncion.
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Asuncion — 15 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.
You've now added Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, shop like a local with Shopping del Sol, get to know the resident critters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), and admire the landmark architecture of The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Asuncion holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Ybycui to Asuncion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Asuncion, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can 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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