14 days in Panama Itinerary

14 days in Panama Itinerary

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14 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Panama City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Portobelo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colon
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Boquete
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
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, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and take in the views from Bridge of the Americas.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City trip site .

San Francisco, USA to Panama City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 88°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portobelo.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, and then pause for some photo ops at Black Christ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portobelo trip planner .

You can drive from Panama City to Portobelo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colon.

Things to do in Portobelo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Colon

Colon ©
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.
On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fort San Lorenzo, don't miss a visit to Gatun Locks, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Centre Canal Expansion. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Agua Clara Locks and then admire all the interesting features of The Galeta Marine Laboratory.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colon route website .

Traveling by car from Portobelo to Colon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Colon

Historic Sites
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Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Panamá-Canal Railroad ©
Panamá-Canal Railroad

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Playa Bluff, admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Plastic Bottle Village, then kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, and then stroll through Boca del Drago.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town online itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Colon to Bocas Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Bocas Town sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boquete.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Bluff, Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

3
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Boquete

Boquete ©
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.
On the 12th (Fri), head outdoors with Finca Lerida Activities, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Los Ladrillos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then explore the striking landscape of Volcan Baru National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boquete trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bocas Town to Boquete by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boquete

Nature Parks Tours
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Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Coffee & Tea Tours
Spas

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