15 days in Panama Itinerary

15 days in Panama Itinerary

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15 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
San Blas Islands
— 1 night
2
Portobelo
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
4
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h
5
Panama City
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Contadora Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Orlando

1
night
San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
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Orlando, USA to San Blas Islands is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. In June, daily temperatures in San Blas Islands can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Portobelo.

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Nature Wildlife Beaches
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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Blanca and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, pause for some photo ops at Black Christ, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portobelo trip planner .

Getting from San Blas Islands to Portobelo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bocas Town.

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Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©

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 6th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Plastic Bottle Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bocas Town sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Portobelo to Bocas Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plastic Bottle Village ©
Plastic Bottle Village
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

1
night
Isla Bastimentos

Isla Bastimentos ©
Sitting fairly close to the mainland and just a short boat ride from Bocas del Toro International Airport, the well-connected but still preserved Isla Bastimentos offers access to a national park of protected rainforest and coastline, as well as an abundance of small, uninhabited islands dotted just offshore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Polo Beach and then kick back and relax at Red Frog Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isla Bastimentos online tour itinerary planner .

Isla Bastimentos is just a stone's throw from Bocas Town. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach

5
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional de Soberania and Metropolitan National Park. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Biomuseo. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, examine the collection at Museo Panama Viejo, don't miss a visit to Avenida Balboa, and take a stroll through Cinta Costera.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Panama City trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Isla Bastimentos to Panama City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Isla Bastimentos in June, expect nights in Panama City to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Contadora Island.

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja

2
nights
Contadora Island

Contadora Island ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Cacique, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Suecas, and then kick back and relax at Playa Larga.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Contadora Island road trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island takes an hour. June in Contadora Island sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva
Playa de las Suecas ©
Playa de las Suecas

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