28 days in Panama Itinerary

28 days in Panama Itinerary

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28 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
San Blas Islands
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
La Villa de los Santos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pedasi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
El Valle de Anton
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 4 nights
ferry:  30​min
6
Isla Bastimentos
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Boquete
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 45​min
8
Isla de Coiba
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + shuttle + ferry:  6​h 30​min
9
Contadora Island
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h
10
Panama City
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Oslo

1
day
San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
On the 1st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Isla Perro.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Blas Islands driving holiday app .

Oslo, Norway to San Blas Islands is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to San Blas Islands is minus 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in March, with highs in San Blas Islands at 39°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to La Villa de los Santos.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro

1
night
La Villa de los Santos

La Villa de los Santos
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Librada and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Iguana.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Villa de los Santos trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Blas Islands to La Villa de los Santos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pedasi.

Things to do in La Villa de los Santos

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia Santa Librada
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Isla Iguana
Isla Iguana
Iglesia Santa Librada ©
Iglesia Santa Librada

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stop by Artemania and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Venao Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pedasi trip maker .

You can drive from La Villa de los Santos to Pedasi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Pedasi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Venao Beach ©
Playa Venao Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Butterfly Haven and Gaital National Park. Explore hidden gems such as The Sleeping Indian Girl and Playa Santa Clara. Explore El Valle de Anton's surroundings by going to Farallon (Farallon Butterflies & Mantaraya Golf Club), Nata Church (in Nata) and Leading Adventures (in Rio Hato). There's more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the El Valle de Anton online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Pedasi to El Valle de Anton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rio Hato, Playa Santa Clara, Nata Church
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Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
Playa Santa Clara ©
Playa Santa Clara
The Sleeping Indian Girl ©
The Sleeping Indian Girl

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plastic Bottle Village and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bastimentos National Park. Take a break from Bocas Town with a short trip to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Up In The Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, head outdoors with Tajada de Sandia, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bocas Town trip builder tool .

Getting from El Valle de Anton to Bocas Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Colon, Up In The Hill, Playa Bluff
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bastimentos National Park ©
Bastimentos National Park
Up In The Hill ©
Up In The Hill

2
nights
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 12th (Tue), head off the coast to Isla Bastimentos and then kick back and relax at Polo Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Wizard Beach and then stroll through Red Frog Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Bastimentos trip planner .

Isla Bastimentos is very close to Bocas Town. In March in Isla Bastimentos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Boquete.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach
Wizard Beach ©
Wizard Beach

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barbara Rabkin Art Studio and The Zapadora. Discover out-of-the-way places like Volcan Baru National Park and Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail). Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Las Lajas (in Playa Las Lajas) and Los Cangilones de Gualaca (in Gualaca). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, play a few rounds at Lucero Golf and Country Club, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Ladrillos.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Boquete trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla Bastimentos to Boquete takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Isla de Coiba.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Los Cangilones de Gualaca, Playa Las Lajas
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The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete
Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park

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night
Isla de Coiba

Isla de Coiba ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Coiba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Boquete to Isla de Coiba takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Isla de Coiba

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba ©
Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba

1
day
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 20th (Wed): stroll through Playa Ejecutiva.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Contadora Island travel route planning app .

Getting from Isla de Coiba to Contadora Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the ferry ride to Panama City.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva

6
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Casco Viejo and Panama La Vieja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia del Carmen and Bahai Temple. Take a break from Panama City with a short trip to Panama Rainforest Discovery Center in Gamboa, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Albrook Mall, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), and explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Panama City vacation builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Contadora Island to Panama City in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center ©
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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