7 days in Panama Itinerary

7 days in Panama Itinerary

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Panama City
— 2 nights
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
San Blas Islands
— 2 nights
Drive to Tocumen International Airport, Fly to Newark


Panama City

— 2 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then make a trip to Panama Canal.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Panama City vacation planner.

Newark, USA to Panama City is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 77°F in Panama City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Bocas Town, Isla Colon

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago and then enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bocas Town online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Bocas Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Panama City in August: highs in Bocas Town hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

San Blas Islands

— 2 nights
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
On the 22nd (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Carpe Diem Sailing and Yoga. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Perro and then step off the mainland to explore San Blas Islands.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Blas Islands trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to San Blas Islands takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and subway; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bocas Town in August, expect nights in San Blas Islands to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Parks · Nature · Spas · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Panama travel guide

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.