5 days in Panama Itinerary

5 days in Panama Itinerary

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5 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Managua
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
El Valle de Anton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Panama City
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Managua

2
nights
Bocas Town, Isla Colon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago, and then see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and then don't miss a visit to Playa Bluff.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town visit planning app .

Managua, Nicaragua to Bocas Town is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Managua to Bocas Town due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Bluff, Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Playa Bluff ©
Playa Bluff
Spas & Wellness
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

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 1st (Sun), deepen your understanding at Butterfly Haven, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Sleeping Indian Girl, and then contemplate the long history of La Piedra Pintada.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read El Valle de Anton online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bocas Town to El Valle de Anton takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. March in El Valle de Anton sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Panama City.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
The Sleeping Indian Girl ©
The Sleeping Indian Girl
La Piedra Pintada ©
La Piedra Pintada

1
day
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, then view the masterpieces at Karavan Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City planning tool .

Getting from El Valle de Anton to Panama City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen
Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple
Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis ©

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