8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

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8 days in Panama Itinerary

Norfolk
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
Colon
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 45​min
Panama City
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
Norfolk

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Frog Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Isla Bastimentos online trip itinerary planner .

Norfolk, USA to Isla Bastimentos is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. When traveling from Norfolk in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Isla Bastimentos: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to Bocas Town.

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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach

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 2nd (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa Estrella and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bocas Town vacation planner.

Bocas Town is very close to Isla Bastimentos. In April in Bocas Town, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Colon.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

1
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 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort San Lorenzo and then steep yourself in history at Gatun Locks.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colon driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bocas Town to Colon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Bocas Town in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colon: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Panama City.

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Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo

2
days
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, head outdoors with Ancon Hill, and then get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Panama City trip itinerary planner .

Take a shuttle from Colon to Panama City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Avenida Balboa ©
Avenida Balboa
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja

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