8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

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8 days in Panama Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
Isla Bastimentos
— Few hours
ferry + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Colon
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Panama City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
New York City

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day
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 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Estrella and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bocas Town planner .

New York City, USA to Bocas Town is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

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Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

few
hours
Isla Bastimentos

Isla Bastimentos ©
Sitting fairly close to the mainland and just a short boat ride from Bocas del Toro International Airport, the well-connected but still preserved Isla Bastimentos offers access to a national park of protected rainforest and coastline, as well as an abundance of small, uninhabited islands dotted just offshore.
On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Frog Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Bastimentos route builder .

Isla Bastimentos is just a short distance from Bocas Town. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colon.

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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach

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day
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 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort San Lorenzo and then steep yourself in history at Gatun Locks.

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Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Isla Bastimentos to Colon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Colon sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Panama City.

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Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo

4
days
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Panama La Vieja. Biomuseum and Museo Panama Viejo will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Jose Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen.

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Traveling by shuttle from Colon to Panama City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
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