8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

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8 days in Panama Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Panama City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
New York City

3
days
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Panama Canal, snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, and explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City day trip tool .

New York City, USA to Panama City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Panama City to be warmer, temps between 90°F and 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

2
days
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 13th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Bay Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Estrella, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boca del Drago. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, make a trip to Playa Bluff, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town trip builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Panama City to Bocas Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. When traveling from Panama City in February, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Bocas Town: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Bocas Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Bluff, Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Dolphin Bay Preserve ©
Dolphin Bay Preserve

1
day
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 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Frog Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Isla Bastimentos day trip site .

Isla Bastimentos is just a short distance from Bocas Town. February in Isla Bastimentos sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach

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