15 days in Panama Itinerary

15 days in Panama Itinerary

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15 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
San Blas Islands
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Boquete
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Pedasi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
El Valle de Anton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Panama City
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): head off the coast to Isla Perro.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Blas Islands trip planner .

Houston, USA to San Blas Islands is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to San Blas Islands, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, San Blas Islands is somewhat warmer than Houston - with highs of 92°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro

3
nights
Bocas Town, Isla Colon

Bocas Town ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and Bastimentos National Park. Go for a jaunt from Bocas Town to Bluff Beach to see Playa Bluff about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, and have fun and explore at Plastic Bottle Village.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Blas Islands to Bocas Town in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from San Blas Islands in April, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Bocas Town: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boquete.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Colon, Playa Bluff
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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Playa Bluff ©
Playa Bluff
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete and Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire all the interesting features of Cloud Forest Botanicals, take in the awesome beauty at Volcan Baru National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Ladrillos.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Boquete trip planner.

Getting from Bocas Town to Boquete by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pedasi.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete
Horseback Riding Tours
Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park

1
night
Pedasi

Pedasi
Primarily a fishing village, Pedasi has become increasingly seen as a seaside playground for tourists from across the country and further afield.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Isla Iguana. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Librada, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Venao Beach, and then look for gifts at Artemania.

Plan a trip to Pedasi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Boquete to Pedasi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Pedasi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Iguana, Iglesia Santa Librada
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Isla Iguana
Isla Iguana
Playa Venao Beach ©
Playa Venao Beach
Iglesia Santa Librada ©
Iglesia Santa Librada

1
night
El Valle de Anton

El Valle de Anton
Surrounded by lush forests and spectacular mountains, El Valle de Anton serves as the perfect spot to enjoy some of Panama's finest natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Sleeping Indian Girl, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Haven, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Make your El Valle de Anton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Pedasi to El Valle de Anton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Panama City.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
The Sleeping Indian Girl ©
The Sleeping Indian Girl
El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden ©

4
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia del Carmen and Bahai Temple. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip planning site .

Traveling by car from El Valle de Anton to Panama City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Panama City, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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