13 days in Panama Itinerary

13 days in Panama Itinerary

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13 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h
1
Panama City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Blas Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Panama City
— Few hours
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Boquete
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Panama City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the views from Bridge of the Americas.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Panama City online trip itinerary maker .

Houston, USA to Panama City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Panama City. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in Panama City hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Blas Islands.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Ancon Hill ©
Ancon Hill
Bridge of the Americas ©
Bridge of the Americas

3
nights
San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
Get outdoors at Isla Perro and Isla Pelicano. There's more to do: head off the coast to Isla Chichime.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Blas Islands trip planning website .

Fly from Panama City to San Blas Islands in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in San Blas Islands, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro

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Panama City

Panama City ©
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Santa Catalina and then explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

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Fly from San Blas Islands to Panama City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Boquete.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Santa Catalina
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Isla Santa Catalina ©
Isla Santa Catalina
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Los Cangilones de Gualaca, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally view the masterpieces at Barbara Rabkin Art Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at The Zapadora, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Baru National Park, and then hike along Eco Horqueta.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boquete online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Panama City to Boquete in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Los Cangilones de Gualaca
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Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge ©
Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge
Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Los Cangilones de Gualaca ©
Los Cangilones de Gualaca

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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Plastic Bottle Village, kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Boquete to Bocas Town takes 5 hours. In July in Bocas Town, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Dolphin Bay Preserve ©
Dolphin Bay Preserve

1
night
Panama City

Panama City ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then take a stroll through Cinta Costera.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to Panama City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bocas Town in July, you will find days in Panama City are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja

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