8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

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8 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  8​h
1
Portobelo
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Panama City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
Portobelo

The ruins of a Spanish colonial port city dot the landscape of the Caribbean fishing village of Portobelo, a reminder that this humble and relaxed place was once integral to the workings of an empire.
On the 12th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Black Christ.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portobelo trip maker .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Portobelo is an approximately 8-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Portobelo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, explore the engaging exhibits at Plastic Bottle Village, then kick back and relax at Boca del Drago, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Portobelo to Bocas Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

4
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas, delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Panama City online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to Panama City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Bocas Town in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Panama City, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Blas Islands
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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