60 days in Panama & Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Panama & Guatemala Itinerary

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Colon, Panama
— 4 nights
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Bocas Town, Panama
— 6 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 8 nights
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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 5 nights
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Lanquin, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Chisec, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Peten, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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Cerro Punta, Panama
— 3 nights
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Boquete, Panama
— 7 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 15 nights
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Contadora Island, Panama
— 3 nights

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Colon, Panama

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colon side-trips: Portobelo (Black Christ, Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gatun Locks, contemplate the long history of Fort San Lorenzo, take in panoramic vistas at Aguas Clara Locks Visitor Center, and stop by Panamá-Canal Railroad.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colon trip itinerary maker app.

Panama City to Colon is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Colon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

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6
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Bocas Town, Panama

Bocas Town ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bocas Town: Aamvecona (in Changuinola) and Playa Bluff (in Bluff Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, examine the collection at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, explore the engaging exhibits at Plastic Bottle Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Bay Preserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bocas Town online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Colon to Bocas Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Beach
Starfish Beach
3.8
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Landmark
Playa Bluff
4.3

8
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Venture out of the city with trips to Panajachel (Iximche, Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya, &more), Santo Tomas Church (in Chichicastenango) and Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, La Aurora Zoo, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Antigua online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bocas Town to Antigua by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, car, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bocas Town to Antigua due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bocas Town in November, Antigua is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Volcano
Volcán Pacaya
4.4
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Landmark
Cerro de la Cruz
4.5

1
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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, then see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan holiday tool.

Getting from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Water Body
Lake Atitlan
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Specialty Museum
Cojolya Museum and Store
4.9
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Religious Site
Colonial Church
4.4

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Quetzaltenango
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil), Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil) and Tak'alik Ab'aj (in El Asintal). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, and look for gifts at Ketzali Accessories.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago Atitlan to Quetzaltenango takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Quetzaltenango. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Cemetery
Chichi Cemetery
4.4
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Water Body
Laguna Chicabal
4.7

2
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Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 26th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Aventura Grande, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lanquin journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in November, expect nights in Lanquin to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chisec.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Outdoor Activity
Aventura Grande
4.0

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Chisec, Guatemala

Chisec ©
Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): Head underground at Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha and then head outdoors with Candelaria Caves.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chisec driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Chisec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Peten.

Things to do in Chisec

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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Outdoor Activity
Candelaria Caves
4.7

3
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Peten, Guatemala

Peten ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Isla Principal Topoxte and then explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Dos Pilas and then get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Peten trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Chisec to Peten in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cerro Punta.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Outdoor Activity
Mirador del Rey Canek
4.4

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Cerro Punta, Panama

Cerro Punta ©
Cerro Punta is a city and corregimiento in Tierras Altas District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cerro Punta: Volcan (Sitio Barriles Museum, Lagunas Adventures on The Janson Coffee Farm, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Finca Dracula, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Raquel's Ark, and get a taste of life in the country at Haras Cerro Punta.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cerro Punta online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Peten to Cerro Punta with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boquete.

Things to do in Cerro Punta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Garden
Finca Dracula
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Sitio Barriles Museum
4.4

7
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Boquete, Panama

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.
Go for a jaunt from Boquete to Gualaca to see Los Cangilones de Gualaca about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, relax in the rural setting at Boquete Bees, browse the collection at Biblioteca de Boquete, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Zapatillas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Boquete day trip planner.

Drive from Cerro Punta to Boquete in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panama City: Isla Taboga (Taboga Island Beaches & Iglesia de San Pedro) and Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion (in Gamboa). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, browse the different shops at Albrook Mall, and see the interesting displays at Biomuseo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Panama City trip maker website.

Fly from Boquete to Panama City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Panama City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Must see
Panama Canal
4.6
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Casco Viejo
4.4

3
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Contadora Island, Panama

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.
Contadora Island is known for beaches and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Larga and stroll through Playa Cacique.

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

Traveling by ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Contadora Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Beach
Playa Larga
3.7

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