8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

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8 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
Isla Bastimentos
— Few hours
ferry + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Panama City
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Estrella and then kick back and relax at Boca del Drago.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bocas Town tour itinerary app .

Ottawa, Canada to Bocas Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Red Frog Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isla Bastimentos day trip site .

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 Panama City.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach

3
nights
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. Appreciate the collections at Biomuseum and Museo Panama Viejo. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, and make a trip to Panama Canal.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panama City trip planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Isla Bastimentos to Panama City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Avenida Balboa ©
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