9 days in Panama Itinerary

9 days in Panama Itinerary

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9 days in Panama Itinerary

Vancouver
Fly:  15​h
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
Colon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Panama City
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
Vancouver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Boca del Drago and then admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town route planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Bocas Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in April; daily highs in Bocas Town reach 30°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Colon.

Things to do in Bocas Town

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

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Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort San Lorenzo and then contemplate the long history of Gatun Locks.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colon route builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bocas Town to Colon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bocas Town in April: highs in Colon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Panama City.

Things to do in Colon

#Historic Sites
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Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo

4
days
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, make a trip to Avenida Balboa, hunt for treasures at Mercado de Mariscos, and take in the views from Bridge of the Americas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City itinerary maker app .

You can take a shuttle from Colon to Panama City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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