6 days in Panama Itinerary

6 days in Panama Itinerary

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6 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  13​h
1
Panama City
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Contadora Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Biomuseo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bahai Temple and Avenida Balboa. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, browse the different shops at Albrook Mall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Panama City attractions planning site .

Vancouver, Canada to Panama City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in September; daily highs in Panama City reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cacique, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ejecutiva.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Contadora Island itinerary planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Playa Cacique ©
Playa Cacique

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