21 days in Panama Itinerary

21 days in Panama Itinerary

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Panama City
— 3 nights
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Portobelo
— 1 day
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San Blas Islands
— 3 nights
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El Valle de Anton
— 2 nights
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Santa Catalina
— 2 nights
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Boquete
— 3 nights
7
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
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Isla Bastimentos
— 2 nights

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3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), then don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City trip website.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport, Tocumen International Airport and Panama Pacific International Airport. March in Panama City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Portobelo.

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

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Black Christ and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portobelo trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Panama City to Portobelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in Portobelo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Black Christ
Black Christ

3
nights
San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
San Blas Islands is known for nature, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Isla Perro and head off the coast to Isla Chichime.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Blas Islands trip builder.

You can take a bus from Portobelo to San Blas Islands in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro
Isla Pelicano ©
Isla Pelicano
Isla Chichime ©
Isla Chichime

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.
El Valle de Anton is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden, admire the sheer force of El Chorro Macho, stroll through Butterfly Haven, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the El Valle de Anton travel route planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Blas Islands to El Valle de Anton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Catalina.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden
El Chorro Macho ©
El Chorro Macho
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Santa Catalina

Since Santa Catalina became known in the international surfing community in the 1970s, it has done well to maintain its identity as a tucked-away fishing village.
On the 11th (Sat), see Rancho Estero and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagartero Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Catalina trip maker site.

You can drive from El Valle de Anton to Santa Catalina in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boquete.

Things to do in Santa Catalina

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Rancho Estero ©
Rancho Estero
Lagartero Beach ©
Lagartero Beach

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.
Boquete is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Baru National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Ladrillos, relax in the rural setting at Boquete Bees, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boquete route planner.

Getting from Santa Catalina to Boquete by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks · Nature · Tours · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Boquete Bees ©
Boquete Bees
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete

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.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Plastic Bottle Village, then kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, and then kick back and relax at Boca del Drago.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bocas Town tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Boquete to Bocas Town in 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bocas Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Isla Bastimentos

Isla Bastimentos ©
Sitting fairly close to the mainland and just a short boat ride from Bocas del Toro International Airport, the well-connected but still preserved Isla Bastimentos offers access to a national park of protected rainforest and coastline, as well as an abundance of small, uninhabited islands dotted just offshore.
Isla Bastimentos is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Red Frog Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Polo Beach, and head off the coast to Isla Bastimentos.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Bastimentos trip itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Bocas Town to Isla Bastimentos takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Isla Bastimentos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach
Isla Bastimentos ©
Isla Bastimentos
Wizard Beach ©
Wizard Beach

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