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

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 Lago de la Republica and Mega Shopping Importados. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Blas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snow Park, browse the different shops at Shopping Vendome, and explore the galleries of Museo El Mensu.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Del Este trip itinerary planner.

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 difference when traveling from Mumbai to Ciudad Del Este is minus 8.5 hours. 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.
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).
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.
Parks · Nature · Shopping

Encarnacion — 4 nights

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.
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 Iglesia de Santiago. When in San Cosme y Damian, make a side trip to see Refugio Faunistico de Atinguy in Ayolas, approximately Ayolas away. The adventure continues: stroll through Dunas de San Cosme y Damian.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Cosme y Damian, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Encarnacion to San Cosme y Damian is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for Colonia Independencia on the 4th (Sun).
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Colonia Independencia — 3 nights

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

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 drive; or 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.
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 Plaza de los Heroes. Venture out of the city with trips to Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari), Parque Nacional Vapor Cue (in Caraguatay) and Atyra (Polifuncional Marianela & Yruvu Keha Galeria de Arte y Artesania). There's more to do: explore the galleries of Museo Historico Comandante Pedro Pablo Caballero and ponder the design of Tupasy Ycua.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Caacupe trip planner.

Getting from Colonia Independencia to Caacupe by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Asuncion.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Asuncion — 10 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron and Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Gaspar Rodriguez De Francia (in Yaguaron), Aregua (Cerro Coi & Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria) and Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias (in Capiata). There's lots more to do: stroll through Parque Nu Guasu, browse the exhibits of Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes), make a trip to Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Asuncion trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Caacupe to Asuncion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Asuncion sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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.