9 days in Panama Itinerary

9 days in Panama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Panama visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Panama City
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Contadora Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Calle Van Hook, Fly to Bocas Town
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Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 1 night
Fly to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert, Bus to Portobelo
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Portobelo
— 2 nights
Drive to Tocumen International Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Panama City

— 3 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, hunt for treasures at Mercado de Mariscos, snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Panama City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Panama City reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ejecutiva and then see majestic marine mammals with Coral Dreams. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa de las Suecas and then kick back and relax at Playa Larga.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Contadora Island trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of subway and ferry. July in Contadora Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Bocas Town, Isla Colon

— 1 night
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 18th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then make a trip to Playa Bluff.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bocas Town online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Contadora Island to Bocas Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Contadora Island in July, expect nights in Bocas Town to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portobelo.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Portobelo

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Black Christ, brush up on your military savvy at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bocas Town to Portobelo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You will leave for home on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Portobelo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Panama travel guide

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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.