21 days in Panama Itinerary

21 days in Panama Itinerary

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Panama City
— 3 nights
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Portobelo
— 3 nights
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El Valle de Anton
— 3 nights
4
Boquete
— 2 nights
5
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 5 nights
6
Playa Las Lajas
— 2 nights
7
Panama City
— 1 night

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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.
On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Panama Canal and then admire the natural beauty at Summit Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Panama City trip site.

Paris, France to Panama City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Portobelo.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Punta Culebra Nature Center ©
Punta Culebra Nature Center
Summit Botanical Gardens ©
Summit Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Portobelo

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gatun Locks and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation, explore and take pictures at Portobelo National Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portobelo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Panama City to Portobelo by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Portobelo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Bring the kids along to El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden and El Chorro Macho. Explore El Valle de Anton's surroundings by going to Penonome (Mariposario Cerro La Vieja & Playa Santa Clara). And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Butterfly Haven, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), and take in the awesome beauty at The Sleeping Indian Girl.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Valle de Anton trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Portobelo to El Valle de Anton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boquete.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden
Playa Santa Clara ©
Playa Santa Clara
Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): have fun at Boquete Buggies, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then relax in the rural setting at Boquete Bees, and finally explore the striking landscape at Los Ladrillos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Eco Horqueta, take in the dramatic scenery at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boquete trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from El Valle de Anton to Boquete takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Bocas Town.

Things to do in Boquete

Tours · Parks · Spas · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Coffee & Tea Tours
Spas
Boquete Bees ©
Boquete Bees

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, stroll through Dolphin Bay Preserve, and have fun and explore at Plastic Bottle Village.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boquete to Bocas Town in 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Bocas Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Playa Las Lajas.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Starfish Beach
Starfish Beach
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

2
nights
Playa Las Lajas

Playa Las Lajas ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Las Lajas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla Bolanos.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Las Lajas trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus from Bocas Town to Playa Las Lajas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Bocas Town in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Playa Las Lajas: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 27°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Playa Las Lajas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Playa Las Lajas ©
Playa Las Lajas
Isla Bolanos ©
Isla Bolanos

1
night
Panama City

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo and then take in the views from Bridge of the Americas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Panama City day trip tool.

Getting from Playa Las Lajas to Panama City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bridge of the Americas ©
Bridge of the Americas

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