21 days in Panama & Aruba Itinerary

21 days in Panama & Aruba Itinerary

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21 days in Panama & Aruba Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  21​h
1
Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Bocas Town, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
3
Oranjestad, Aruba
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Contadora Island, Panama
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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6
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Do your shopping at Albrook Mall and Dgriss Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Panama City side-trips: Portobelo (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Playa Blanca). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Casco Viejo, make a trip to Panama Canal, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and hunt for treasures at Mercado de Mariscos.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Panama City trip itinerary maker website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Panama City is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. September in Panama City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portobelo
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cinta Costera ©
Cinta Costera

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Starfish Beach and Boca del Drago. Step out of Bocas Town with an excursion to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Up In The Hill.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bocas Town driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Bocas Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Panama City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bocas Town, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Up In The Hill, Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, Playa Bluff
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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

6
nights
Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad ©
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
You'll get in some beach time at Eagle Beach and Arashi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Baby Beach in San Nicolas (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Palm Beach, visit a coastal fixture at California Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape of Arikok National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Pool.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oranjestad trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bocas Town to Oranjestad. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bocas Town in October, you will find days in Oranjestad are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Santa Cruz, Arashi Beach, Baby Beach
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Eagle Beach ©
Eagle Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Cacique, then kick back and relax at Playa de las Suecas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Ejecutiva.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Contadora Island online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oranjestad to Contadora Island. Traveling from Oranjestad to Contadora Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Oranjestad in October since evenings lows in Contadora Island dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva
Playa de las Suecas ©
Playa de las Suecas

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