6 days in Panama Itinerary

6 days in Panama Itinerary

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6 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Panama City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Portobelo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
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: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip builder app .

Charlotte, USA to Panama City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in February: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 89°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bocas Town road trip planner .

Fly from Panama City to Bocas Town in 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 February, you will find days in Bocas Town are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portobelo.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Sat), learn about all things military at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Portobelo trip builder tool .

Getting from Bocas Town to Portobelo by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portobelo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©

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