19 days in Paraguay, Bolivia & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

19 days in Paraguay, Bolivia & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

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19 days in Paraguay, Bolivia & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  22​h
1
Sucre, Bolivia
— 1 day
2
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Ybycui, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Athens, Greece


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Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro, make a trip to Plaza 25 de Mayo, then take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, and finally don't miss a visit to Cal Orck'o.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sucre trip itinerary builder site .

Athens, Greece to Sucre is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Sucre is minus 6 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in October since evenings lows in Sucre dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums
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Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
Cal Orck'o ©
Cal Orck'o
Plaza 25 de Mayo ©
Plaza 25 de Mayo

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nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Mi Teleferico, delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Paz online travel planner .

Getting from Sucre to La Paz by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sucre in October, things will get slightly colder in La Paz: highs are around 19°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours
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Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uyuni road trip planning tool .

Getting from La Paz to Uyuni by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from La Paz in October, expect nights in Uyuni to be somewhat warmer, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

1
night
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz ©
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
On the 29th (Thu), take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, admire the natural beauty at Guembe, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in October, expect Santa Cruz to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Guembe ©
Guembe
Catedral de Santa Cruz ©
Catedral de Santa Cruz
Plaza 24 de Septiembre ©
Plaza 24 de Septiembre

3
nights
Asuncion, Paraguay

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Banco Nacional de Fomento, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, admire the landmark architecture of Panteon Nacional de los Heroes, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, then contemplate the long history of Casa de la Independencia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): browse the different shops at Paseo La Galeria, shop like a local with Shopping del Sol, then make a trip to Plaza de las Americas, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Barro, and finally make a trip to Loma San Jeronimo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Asuncion trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Asuncion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Asuncion are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

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nights
Encarnacion, Paraguay

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion, explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, then steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Jose Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Encarnacion online tour builder .

You can drive from Asuncion to Encarnacion in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In November in Encarnacion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ybycui.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

La Santisima Trinidad De Parana, Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian
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La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
Ruinas de Jesús ©
Ruinas de Jesús
San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach

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nights
Ybycui, Paraguay

Ybycui ©
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at La Rosada and then head outdoors with Parque Nacional Ybycui.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ybycui trip planner.

Getting from Encarnacion to Ybycui by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Ybycui sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Foz do Iguacu on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Ybycui

Outdoors Museums
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Parque Nacional Ybycui ©
Parque Nacional Ybycui

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nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the views from Ponte Internacional da Amizade and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ybycui to Foz do Iguacu. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time (PYT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. November in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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