20 days in Panama Itinerary

20 days in Panama Itinerary

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20 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  14​h
1
Panama City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
El Cope
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pedasi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Boquete
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Changuinola
— 2 nights
ferry + Car:  1​h 30​min
6
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 4 nights
car:  7​h 30​min
7
El Valle de Anton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Brussels

4
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panama Viejo, Panama Canal, Parque Nacional de Soberania, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa and browse the different shops at Multicentro Mall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip itinerary planning site .

Brussels, Belgium to Panama City is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Panama City. While traveling from Brussels, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Panama City, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for El Cope.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park
Avenida Balboa ©
Avenida Balboa

1
night
El Cope

El Cope ©
El Copé is a corregimiento in Olá District, Coclé Province, Panama. Playa Santa Clara has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Clara. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cope National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Cope online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Panama City to El Cope takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pedasi.

Things to do in El Cope

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Santa Clara
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Playa Santa Clara ©
Playa Santa Clara

3
nights
Pedasi

Pedasi
Primarily a fishing village, Pedasi has become increasingly seen as a seaside playground for tourists from across the country and further afield.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isla Canas Marina, Sarigua National Park and Isla Iguana.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pedasi trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from El Cope to Pedasi in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boquete.

Things to do in Pedasi

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sarigua National Park, Isla Iguana
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Isla Iguana
Isla Iguana
Sarigua National Park ©
Sarigua National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Finca Lerida Activities as well as Boquete Tree Trek. On the 7th (Sun), hike along Eco Horqueta and then savor a delicious cup with Boquete Tree Trek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Los Ladrillos and then head outdoors with Finca Lerida Activities.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boquete driving holiday planner .

Getting from Pedasi to Boquete by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Changuinola.

Things to do in Boquete

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Eco Horqueta ©
Eco Horqueta
Los Ladrillos ©
Los Ladrillos

2
nights
Changuinola

Changuinola ©
Changuinola is a city in the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama and seat city of the Changuinola District. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get outside with Aamvecona and then head off the coast to Isla Pajaros. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio San San.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Changuinola journey site .

You can drive from Boquete to Changuinola in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Changuinola

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Pajaros
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Isla Pajaros ©
Isla Pajaros
Aamvecona ©
Aamvecona

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Plastic Bottle Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bastimentos National Park and Boca del Drago. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bocas Town: Playa Bluff (in Bluff Beach) and Wizard Beach (in Isla Bastimentos). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Bay Preserve, look for gifts at Up In The Hill, and kick back and relax at Starfish Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Changuinola to Bocas Town in 1.5 hours. In July in Bocas Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Bluff, Up In The Hill, Wizard Beach, Bastimentos National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bastimentos National Park ©
Bastimentos National Park
Wizard Beach ©
Wizard Beach

2
nights
El Valle de Anton

El Valle de Anton
Surrounded by lush forests and spectacular mountains, El Valle de Anton serves as the perfect spot to enjoy some of Panama's finest natural attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Butterfly Haven and Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center). Step out of the city life by going to Leading Adventures and El Palmar Beach. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gaital National Park, steep yourself in history at La Piedra Pintada, and take an in-depth tour of The Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Valle de Anton trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bocas Town to El Valle de Anton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Palmar Beach, Leading Adventures
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Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
El Palmar Beach ©
El Palmar Beach

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