16 days in Paraguay Itinerary

16 days in Paraguay Itinerary

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16 days in Paraguay Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Asuncion
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Bernardino
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Encarnacion
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Ciudad Del Este
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Asuncion

Asuncion ©
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.
Asuncion is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

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New York City, USA to Asuncion is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Asuncion is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get warmer in Asuncion: highs are around 93°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums Outdoors Shopping
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1
night
San Bernardino

San Bernardino ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe, get outside with Aventura Xtrema, and then head outdoors with Lago Ypacarai.

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Traveling by car from Asuncion to San Bernardino takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Virgen de Caacupe
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Lago Ypacarai ©
Lago Ypacarai
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe ©
Catedral Virgen de Caacupe

3
nights
Encarnacion

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Encarnacion: Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue (in Jesus de Tavarangue), La Santisima Trinidad De Parana (in Trinidad) and Playa Tacuary (in Carmen Del Parana). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora, and get engrossed in the history at Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian.

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Drive from San Bernardino to Encarnacion in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Encarnacion, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Santisima Trinidad De Parana, Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue, Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian, Playa Tacuary
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La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach

5
nights
Ciudad Del Este

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Step out of Ciudad Del Este with an excursion to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Nissei, snap pictures at Ponte da Amizade, don't miss a visit to PRESA DE ITAIPU, and hit the slopes at Snow Park.

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Getting from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este due to the time zone difference. In January in Ciudad Del Este, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Refugio Tati Yupi, Saltos del Monday
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Nissei ©
Nissei
Shopping Del Este Paraguay ©
Shopping Del Este Paraguay
PRESA DE ITAIPU ©
PRESA DE ITAIPU

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