8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Panama trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tocumen International Airport, Drive to Portobelo
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Portobelo
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Panama City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colon
— 1 night
Fly
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San Blas Islands
— 1 night
Drive to Tocumen International Airport, Fly to South Bend

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Portobelo

— 1 night
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 20th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, then pause for some photo ops at Black Christ, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Portobelo trip planner.

South Bend, USA to Portobelo is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Panama City.

Things to do in Portobelo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Panama City

— 4 nights

Dubai of Latin America

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, buy something for everyone on your list at Albrook Mall, and snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City travel route planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Portobelo to Panama City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and subway. In March, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colon.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Colon

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort San Lorenzo and then don't miss a visit to Gatun Locks.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colon visit planning app.

You can drive from Panama City to Colon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in Colon

Historic Sites

San Blas Islands

— 1 night
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Blas Islands trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Colon to San Blas Islands in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in San Blas Islands, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 74°F at night. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

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.