7 days in Panama Itinerary

7 days in Panama Itinerary

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7 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Contadora Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Panama City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Miami

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.
To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Contadora Island driving holiday planning website .

Miami, USA to Contadora Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Contadora Island can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Contadora Island

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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
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Playa Ejecutiva
Playa Cacique ©
Playa Cacique

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 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Playa Bluff, then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Plastic Bottle Village, kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bocas Town online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Contadora Island to Bocas Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Contadora Island in August, you will find days in Bocas Town are little chillier (80°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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: make a trip to Panama Canal, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla San Jose.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City travel route planner.

You can fly from Bocas Town to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Bocas Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Panama City, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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