60 days in Panama Itinerary

60 days in Panama Itinerary

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Fly to Tocumen International Airport, Drive to San Blas Islands
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San Blas Islands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pedasi
— 3 nights
Drive
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El Valle de Anton
— 6 nights
Drive
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Panama City
— 15 nights
Ferry
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Contadora Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Panama City, Ferry to Isla Taboga
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Isla Taboga
— 1 night
Ferry to Panamá, Fly to Volcan
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Volcan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boquete
— 8 nights
Drive to Almirante, Ferry to Isla Bastimentos
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Isla Bastimentos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 7 nights
Ferry to Almirante, Bus to Changuinola
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Changuinola
— 1 night
Fly
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Colon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portobelo
— 3 nights
Drive to Tocumen International Airport, Fly to Groningen

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San Blas Islands

— 2 nights
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Perro and then head off the coast to San Blas Islands. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Carpe Diem Sailing and Yoga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Blas Islands tour planner.

Groningen, The Netherlands to San Blas Islands is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In February, San Blas Islands is much hotter than Groningen - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Pedasi.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Pedasi

— 3 nights
Primarily a fishing village, Pedasi has become increasingly seen as a seaside playground for tourists from across the country and further afield.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia Santa Librada (in Las Tablas), Catedral de San Juan Bautista (in Chitre) and Isla Iguana (in La Villa de los Santos). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Venao Beach, cast your line with Playa Venao Fishing, and look for gifts at Artemania.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pedasi day trip planner.

Fly from San Blas Islands to Pedasi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Pedasi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

El Valle de Anton

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from El Valle de Anton: Leading Adventures (in Rio Hato) and Playa Santa Clara (in Penonome). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Gaital National Park. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market, take in the natural beauty of Los Pozos Termales, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Valle de Anton road trip planning website.

Drive from Pedasi to El Valle de Anton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Panama City.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Panama City

— 15 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Go for a jaunt from Panama City to Gamboa to see Chagres River about 44 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Soberania National Park. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, buy something for everyone on your list at Albrook Mall, and wander the streets of Cinta Costera.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Panama City trip maker website.

Traveling by car from El Valle de Anton to Panama City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Panama City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Contadora Island

— 2 nights
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 28th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with Coral Dreams and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ejecutiva. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa de las Suecas and then stroll through Playa Larga.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Contadora Island trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Taboga.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Isla Taboga

— 1 night

Island of Flowers

Less than an hour's boat ride from the capital, Isla Taboga offers a picturesque retreat from the commercialism and bustle of Panama City.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Taboga Island Beaches and then don't miss a visit to Iglesia de San Pedro.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Isla Taboga trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Contadora Island to Isla Taboga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Volcan.

Things to do in Isla Taboga

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Volcan

— 2 nights
Volcán is a town and corregimiento in Tierras Altas District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. On the 3rd (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Dracula. On the next day, examine the collection at Sitio Barriles Museum and then surround yourself with nature on Finca Ceriana Nature Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Volcan sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Isla Taboga to Volcan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Boquete.

Things to do in Volcan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Boquete

— 8 nights
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.
Step out of Boquete to go to Hato Viejo and see Hot Spring (Pozos Termales), which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), sample the tasty concoctions at Boquete Brewing Company, relax in the rural setting at Cloud Forest Botanicals, and get impressive views of Volcan Baru National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boquete driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Volcan to Boquete in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Isla Bastimentos

— 3 nights
Sitting fairly close to the mainland and just a short boat ride from Bocas del Toro International Airport, the well-connected but still preserved Isla Bastimentos offers access to a national park of protected rainforest and coastline, as well as an abundance of small, uninhabited islands dotted just offshore.
Isla Bastimentos is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Scuba 6 ECO Diving, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wizard Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Frog Beach, and head off the coast to Isla Bastimentos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Isla Bastimentos trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Boquete to Isla Bastimentos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Isla Bastimentos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Bocas Town, Isla Colon

— 7 nights
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 a short trip to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Plastic Bottle Village, stroll around Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, and look for gifts at Up In The Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bocas Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Bastimentos to Bocas Town takes an hour. March in Bocas Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Changuinola.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Changuinola

— 1 night
Changuinola is a city in the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama and seat city of the Changuinola District. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Rio San San and then get outside with Aamvecona.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Changuinola trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Bocas Town to Changuinola in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Colon.

Things to do in Changuinola

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Colon

— 5 nights
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.
When in Colon, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Gamboa, approximately Gamboa away. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Portobelo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gatun Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Centre Canal Expansion, contemplate the long history of Fort San Lorenzo, and step off the mainland to explore Barro Colorado Island.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Colon online journey builder.

Getting from Changuinola to Colon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portobelo.

Things to do in Colon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portobelo

— 3 nights
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 29th (Tue): stroll through Playa Blanca and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Black Christ, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portobelo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Colon to Portobelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portobelo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Panama travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Shopping Malls
With a lively banking sector and a booming tourism industry, Panama remains one of the most powerful nations in the Americas, though it's also one of the smallest by land area. The country boasts coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, so it's not surprising most Panama holidays include some form of seaside entertainment. With outstanding beaches all over the country, it's easy to find an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, sail, or simply kick back on the sand with a few cold drinks. The country's best-known landmark and one of the world's most significant shipping routes, Panama Canal tops most tourist itineraries--many choose to see this engineering wonder by traveling the length of it by train.