7 days in Panama Itinerary

7 days in Panama Itinerary

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7 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Boquete
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Panama City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— Few hours
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Ottawa


3
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Pipeline Trail and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Cloud Forest Botanicals and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Boquete trip itinerary maker website .

Ottawa, Canada to Boquete is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in March; daily highs in Boquete reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Boquete

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Horseback Riding Tours
Pipeline Trail ©
Pipeline Trail

1
night
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 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Culebra Nature Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Panama City day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boquete to Panama City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Panama City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Colon.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen
Bahai Temple ©
Bahai Temple
Punta Culebra Nature Center ©
Punta Culebra Nature Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Gatun Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Observation Centre Canal Expansion, and then steep yourself in history at Fort San Lorenzo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colon online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Panama City to Colon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Colon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Colon

Historic Sites
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Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Observation Centre Canal Expansion ©

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boca del Drago.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bocas Town trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Colon to Bocas Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Spas & Wellness

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