21 days in Panama Itinerary

21 days in Panama Itinerary

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Boquete
— 2 nights
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Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
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Colon
— 3 nights
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Portobelo
— 3 nights
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Contadora Island
— 2 nights
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Panama City
— 6 nights

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2
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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.
Boquete is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Boquete Bees, and stroll through Eco Horqueta.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boquete road trip planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Boquete is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail) ©
Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Boquete Bees ©
Boquete Bees

3
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.
Step out of Bocas Town with an excursion to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the engaging exhibits at Plastic Bottle Village, kick back and relax at Boca del Drago, and take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bocas Town trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boquete to Bocas Town takes 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Bocas Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Colon.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Starfish Beach
Starfish Beach

3
nights
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.
Step out of Colon with an excursion to Indigenes Embera in Sabanitas--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gatun Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Observation Centre Canal Expansion, contemplate the long history of Fort San Lorenzo, and head off the coast to Barro Colorado Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colon tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to Colon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portobelo.

Things to do in Colon

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Indigenes Embera ©
Indigenes Embera
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo

3
nights
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.
Portobelo is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Black Christ, examine the collection at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

To plan Portobelo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Colon to Portobelo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Portobelo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Ejecutiva and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cacique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Suecas and then kick back and relax at Playa Larga.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Contadora Island attractions planner.

Getting from Portobelo to Contadora Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Contadora Island can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Panama City.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Playa de las Suecas ©
Playa de las Suecas
Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva

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Panama City

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, visit Cinta Costera, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panama City online driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Contadora Island to Panama City in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Panama City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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