11 days in Panama Itinerary

11 days in Panama Itinerary

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11 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Nantes
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Panama City
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Portobelo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Nantes

4
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Soberania. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Panama Canal, snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, and wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City tour itinerary planner.

Nantes, France to Panama City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Nantes to Panama City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nantes in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Panama City, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Plastic Bottle Village, then stroll through Boca del Drago, and then stroll through Starfish Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bocas Town trip planner .

You can 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Panama City in June: highs in Bocas Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Portobelo.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

2
nights
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 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, get to know the resident critters at Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portobelo attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bocas Town to Portobelo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portobelo

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Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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