15 days in Panama Itinerary

15 days in Panama Itinerary

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15 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Portobelo
— 2 nights
2
San Blas Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Pedasi
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
5
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h
6
Panama City
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Contadora Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Orlando

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portobelo attractions tool .

Orlando, USA to Portobelo is an approximately 9-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to San Blas Islands.

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Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©

1
night
San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): head off the coast to Isla Perro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Blas Islands trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Portobelo to San Blas Islands in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pedasi.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro

1
day
Pedasi

Pedasi ©
Primarily a fishing village, Pedasi has become increasingly seen as a seaside playground for tourists from across the country and further afield.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stop by Artemania and then kick back and relax at Playa Venao Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pedasi day trip app .

You can fly from San Blas Islands to Pedasi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Pedasi

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Playa Venao Beach ©
Playa Venao Beach

1
night
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 6th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Plastic Bottle Village, then kick back and relax at Boca del Drago, and then kick back and relax at Starfish Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town trip maker app .

Getting from Pedasi to Bocas Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Bocas Town are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 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
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Plastic Bottle Village ©
Plastic Bottle Village

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.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Polo Beach and then stroll through Red Frog Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Isla Bastimentos trip planner .

Isla Bastimentos is very close to Bocas Town. June in Isla Bastimentos sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional de Soberania and Isla Santa Catalina. Let the collections at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama ) capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Panama City day trip planning site .

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. When traveling from Isla Bastimentos in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Panama City: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

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Isla Santa Catalina
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Cacique, then kick back and relax at Playa de las Suecas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Contadora Island trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Contadora Island

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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva
Playa de las Suecas ©
Playa de las Suecas

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