8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

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8 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  15​h
1
Contadora Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
3
Isla Bastimentos
— Few hours
ferry + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Panama City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires


1
night
Contadora Island

Contadora Island
The most visited of the islands in the archipelago, Contadora Island benefits from having the area's only airport, linking it to the mainland and boosting tourism.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Contadora Island online trip builder .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Contadora Island is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Contadora Island, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect Contadora Island to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Estrella and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town vacation planner .

Getting from Contadora Island to Bocas Town by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Contadora Island in July, you will find days in Bocas Town are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Frog Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Bastimentos journey builder .

Isla Bastimentos is very close to Bocas Town. In July in Isla Bastimentos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla Santa Catalina and then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Iglesia de San Felipe Neri, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then make a trip to Panama Canal.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Panama City itinerary maker website .

You can 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. Traveling from Isla Bastimentos in July, expect nights in Panama City to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Santa Catalina
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Isla Santa Catalina ©
Isla Santa Catalina
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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