18 days in Panama Itinerary

18 days in Panama Itinerary

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18 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
1
Contadora Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + bus:  3​h
2
Colon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bocas Town
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Boquete
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
El Valle de Anton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Panama City
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London

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 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga and then kick back and relax at Playa Ejecutiva.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Contadora Island road trip planner.

London, UK to Contadora Island is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Contadora Island to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colon.

Things to do in Contadora Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort San Lorenzo.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colon journey maker .

Ride a ferry from Contadora Island to Colon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Colon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Colon

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro de Observacion de la Ampliacion
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Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Observation Centre Canal Expansion ©

4
nights
Bocas Town

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Boca del Drago and Ciudadanos del Mar. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Bastimentos National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, and admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town trip planner .

Getting from Colon to Bocas Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. When traveling from Colon in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Bocas Town, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boquete.

Things to do in Bocas Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Colon, Playa Bluff
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Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Bastimentos National Park ©
Bastimentos National Park
Spas & Wellness

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Cloud Forest Botanicals. Get outdoors at Volcan Baru National Park and Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), hike along Pipeline Trail, and stop by Chox Artisan Chocolate.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boquete tour planner .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Bocas Town to Boquete in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Bocas Town in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Boquete, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Boquete

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at La Piedra Pintada. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Butterfly Haven and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Clara.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the El Valle de Anton itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boquete to El Valle de Anton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. June in El Valle de Anton sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Panama City.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Santa Clara
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Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
Playa Santa Clara ©
Playa Santa Clara
The Sleeping Indian Girl ©
The Sleeping Indian Girl

3
nights
Panama City

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Explore hidden gems such as Bahai Temple and Punta Culebra Nature Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia del Carmen and Iglesia de la Merced. Go for a jaunt from Panama City to Gamboa to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soberania National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, and delve into the distant past at El Arco Chato.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from El Valle de Anton to Panama City in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen
Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple

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