22 days in Panama Itinerary

22 days in Panama Itinerary

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22 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  15​h
1
Boquete
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Colon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
El Valle de Anton
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Contadora Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Panama City
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
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, spas, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Volcan Baru National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Ladrillos, relax in the rural setting at Boquete Bees, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boquete tour planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Boquete is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
When in Bocas Town, make a side trip to see Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago, stroll through Starfish Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bocas Town trip planner .

Traveling by car from Boquete to Bocas Town takes 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bocas Town are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Colon.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Outdoors 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
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Portobelo (Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gatun Locks and steep yourself in history at Fort San Lorenzo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colon tour builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bocas Town to Colon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Colon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Portobelo
Highlights from your plan
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo

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.
El Valle de Anton is known for nature, parks, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Haven, deepen your understanding at Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), and witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Pozos Termales.

To find out how to plan a trip to El Valle de Anton, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Colon to El Valle de Anton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Contadora Island.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
El Chorro Macho ©
El Chorro Macho

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.
On the 4th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa Cacique, then stroll through Playa Ejecutiva, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Suecas.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Contadora Island online itinerary planner .

Getting from El Valle de Anton to Contadora Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In February in Contadora Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Panama City.

Things to do in Contadora Island

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

7
nights
Panama City

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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas, and delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Panama City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by ferry from Contadora Island to Panama City takes an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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