7 days in Panama Itinerary

7 days in Panama Itinerary

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7 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  10​h
1
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Boquete
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Colon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Panama City
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Toronto


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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Playa Bluff, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Bocas Town is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bocas Town when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around 31°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boquete.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Playa Bluff
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Playa Bluff ©
Playa Bluff
Spas & Wellness
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along Pipeline Trail and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boquete route maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bocas Town to Boquete takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Bocas Town in August, expect nights in Boquete to be little chillier, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colon.

Things to do in Boquete

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Horseback Riding Tours
Pipeline Trail ©
Pipeline Trail

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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.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colon road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boquete to Colon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Colon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Colon

Historic Sites
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Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo

2
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 30th (Thu), take a stroll through Costa del Este, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Punta Culebra Nature Center. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Arco Chato, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Merced.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City visit planning tool .

Traveling by train from Colon to Panama City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Panama City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen
Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple
Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis ©
Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis

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