11 days in Panama Itinerary

11 days in Panama Itinerary

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11 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Panama City
1
Panama City
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Contadora Island
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Portobelo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Boquete
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Panama City

3
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, and buy something for everyone on your list at Albrook Mall.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Panama City. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

1
night
Contadora Island

Contadora Island ©
The most visited of the islands in the archipelago, Contadora Island benefits from having the area's only airport, linking it to the mainland and boosting tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ejecutiva, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cacique.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Contadora Island visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island in an hour. July in Contadora Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Portobelo.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva
Playa Cacique ©
Playa Cacique

1
night
Portobelo

The ruins of a Spanish colonial port city dot the landscape of the Caribbean fishing village of Portobelo, a reminder that this humble and relaxed place was once integral to the workings of an empire.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Black Christ.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portobelo trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Contadora Island to Portobelo by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colon.

Things to do in Portobelo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©

1
night
Colon

Colon ©
Founded in the 1850s by Americans building the country's first railroad, Colon is now one of the largest duty-free ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort San Lorenzo, then don't miss a visit to Gatun Locks, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Centre Canal Expansion.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colon trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Portobelo to Colon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Colon

Historic Sites
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Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks

2
nights
Bocas Town, Isla Colon

The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Playa Bluff, take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Plastic Bottle Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach, and then stroll through Boca del Drago.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Colon to Bocas Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Bocas Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Boquete.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Bluff, Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

2
nights
Boquete

Boquete ©
Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Barbara Rabkin Art Studio, relax in the rural setting at Boquete Bees, and then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Baru National Park.

Before you visit Boquete, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Bocas Town to Boquete in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boquete

Nature Parks Tours
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Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Coffee & Tea Tours
Boquete Bees ©
Boquete Bees

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