8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

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8 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Panama City
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Denver

3
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Appreciate the collections at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Biomuseum. Get some cultural insight at Casco Viejo and Avenida Balboa. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), contemplate the long history of San Jose Church, and see the interesting displays at Museo Panama Viejo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Panama City trip builder .

Denver, USA to Panama City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Panama City is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Denver in March; daily highs in Panama City reach 90°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla Bastimentos.

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Avenida Balboa ©
Avenida Balboa

1
night
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 28th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Frog Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Isla Bastimentos online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Panama City to Isla Bastimentos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bocas Town.

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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Estrella and then kick back and relax at Boca del Drago.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bocas Town trip planner .

Bocas Town is just a short distance from Isla Bastimentos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

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