16 days in Panama Itinerary

16 days in Panama Itinerary

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16 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Panama City
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
El Valle de Anton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Santiago de Veraguas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Boquete
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Santiago de Veraguas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Playa Coronado
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Panama City
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

1
night
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City trip planning app .

Sacramento, USA to Panama City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sacramento to Panama City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in November; daily highs in Panama City reach 86°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to El Valle de Anton.
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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Bridge of the Americas ©
Bridge of the Americas

2
nights
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.
El Valle de Anton is known for nature, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden, take in the natural beauty of Los Pozos Termales, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Haven, and take in the dramatic scenery at El Chorro Macho.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read El Valle de Anton travel planning website .

Drive from Panama City to El Valle de Anton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Veraguas.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
El Chorro Macho ©
El Chorro Macho

1
night
Santiago de Veraguas

Santiago de Veraguas
Santiago de Veraguas is the capital of the province of Veraguas, in the Republic of Panama, and the district or municipality of the same name. To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Veraguas day trip site .

You can drive from El Valle de Anton to Santiago de Veraguas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll set off for Boquete on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Santiago de Veraguas

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

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.
Boquete is known for nature, spas, trails, breweries & distilleries, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the striking landscape at Los Ladrillos, take in the exciting artwork at Barbara Rabkin Art Studio, and look for gifts at The Zapadora.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boquete route planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Veraguas to Boquete in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Veraguas.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Coffee & Tea Tours

1
night
Santiago de Veraguas

Santiago de Veraguas
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santiago Apostol, enjoy the sand and surf at Torio Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Santa Catalina.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Veraguas driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Boquete to Santiago de Veraguas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Playa Coronado.

Things to do in Santiago de Veraguas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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4
nights
Playa Coronado

Playa Coronado ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa Coronado: San Carlos (Vista Mar Golf Beach & Marina & El Palmar Beach), Playa Punta Chame (in Punta Chame) and Playa Santa Clara (in Penonome).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Playa Coronado road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Santiago de Veraguas to Playa Coronado takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Panama City.

Things to do in Playa Coronado

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Farallon, San Carlos, Leading Adventures, Playa Santa Clara, Playa Punta Chame
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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Playa Santa Clara ©
Playa Santa Clara
Mantaraya Golf Club ©
Mantaraya Golf Club
Palmer Beach ©
Palmer Beach

1
night
Panama City

Panama City ©
On the 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, then don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Jose Church, then don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Playa Coronado to Panama City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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