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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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: get impressive views of Volcan Baru National Park, experience rural life at Boquete Bees, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the striking landscape at Los Ladrillos.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Boquete trip itinerary maker site.

Vancouver, Canada to Boquete is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Boquete is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough 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 to go to Bluff Beach and see Playa Bluff, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, walk around Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, and kick back and relax at Starfish Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bocas Town tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Boquete to Bocas Town in 5 hours. In November in Bocas Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Colon.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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 to go to Sabanitas and see Indigenes Embera, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gatun Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Centre Canal Expansion, stop by Panamá-Canal Railroad, and steep yourself in history at Fort San Lorenzo.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colon trip planner.

Getting from Bocas Town to Colon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough 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: learn about all things military at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, pause for some photo ops at Black Christ, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Portobelo trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Colon to Portobelo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Ejecutiva and then stroll through Playa Cacique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa de las Suecas and then kick back and relax at Playa Larga.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Contadora Island day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Portobelo to Contadora Island in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Panama City.

Things to do in Contadora Island

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

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nights
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 Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), explore the striking landscape of Soberania National Park, explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, and see the interesting displays at Biomuseo.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Panama City attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Contadora Island to Panama City in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for 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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