5 days in Panama Itinerary

5 days in Panama Itinerary

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5 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Contadora Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Panama City
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Louisville

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 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de las Suecas, and then stroll through Playa Cacique.

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Louisville, USA to Contadora Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Louisville in September, Contadora Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Contadora Island

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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Playa de las Suecas ©
Playa de las Suecas
Playa Cacique ©
Playa Cacique

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago, explore the engaging exhibits at Plastic Bottle Village, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bocas Town journey planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Contadora Island to Bocas Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Contadora Island in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bocas Town, with lows of 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

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Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Plastic Bottle Village ©
Plastic Bottle Village

2
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, and then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City road trip website .

Fly from Bocas Town to Panama City in 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 September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Panama City, with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja
Avenida Balboa ©
Avenida Balboa

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