14 days in Trinidad and Tobago & Panama Itinerary

14 days in Trinidad and Tobago & Panama Itinerary

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14 days in Trinidad and Tobago & Panama Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Lowlands, Trinidad and Tobago
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
Portobelo, Panama
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bocas Town, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Contadora Island, Panama
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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nights
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain
Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
When in Port of Spain, make a side trip to see Yerette in Maracas Bay, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Maracas Beach, contemplate the long history of Fort George, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Emperor Valley Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Asa Wright Nature Centre.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port of Spain online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Trinidad and Tobago, the closest major airport is Piarco International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Port of Spain are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lowlands.

Things to do in Port of Spain

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trinidad, Yerette
Highlights from your plan
Maracas Beach
Maracas Beach
Queen's Park Savannah ©
Queen's Park Savannah
Asa Wright Nature Centre ©
Asa Wright Nature Centre

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nights
Lowlands, Trinidad and Tobago

Lowlands ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Pigeon Point Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Store Bay, then take in the history at Fort King George, and finally grab your bike and head to Eden's Door. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Englishman's Bay, then look for gifts at Time to Wine, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Buccoo Reef.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lowlands route planner.

Traveling by car from Port of Spain to Lowlands takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portobelo.

Things to do in Lowlands

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tobago, Scarborough, Time to Wine
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Pigeon Point Beach ©
Pigeon Point Beach
Fort King George ©
Fort King George
Store Bay ©
Store Bay

1
night
Portobelo, Panama

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then appreciate the history behind Black Christ. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portobelo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lowlands to Portobelo. The time zone difference when traveling from Lowlands to Portobelo is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Portobelo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Bocas Town, Panama

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Playa Bluff, then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Plastic Bottle Village, then stroll through Boca del Drago, and then kick back and relax at Starfish Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bocas Town holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Portobelo to Bocas Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Bocas Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Bluff, Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

3
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
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, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla San Jose, delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, and take a stroll through Cinta Costera.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Panama City travel site .

Fly from Bocas Town to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bocas Town in September since evenings lows in Panama City dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Cacique, kick back and relax at Playa de las Suecas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ejecutiva.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Contadora Island journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island in an hour. September in Contadora Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Contadora Island

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

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