9 days in Panama Itinerary

9 days in Panama Itinerary

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9 days in Panama Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Panama City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
El Valle de Anton
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
Boquete
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
Boston

1
day
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 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Punta Culebra Nature Center.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Panama City trip planner.

Boston, USA to Panama City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 91°F and lows are around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to El Valle de Anton.

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Monkey Island ©
Monkey Island
Punta Culebra Nature Center ©
Punta Culebra Nature Center
Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen

1
day
El Valle de Anton

El Valle de Anton
Surrounded by lush forests and spectacular mountains, El Valle de Anton serves as the perfect spot to enjoy some of Panama's finest natural attractions.
On the 17th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Sleeping Indian Girl, and then steep yourself in history at La Piedra Pintada.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Valle de Anton travel route planner .

You can drive from Panama City to El Valle de Anton in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boquete.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

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Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
The Sleeping Indian Girl ©
The Sleeping Indian Girl

2
days
Boquete

Boquete ©
Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Baru National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Biblioteca de Boquete, then hike along Pipeline Trail, and then trek along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail).

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Valle de Anton to Boquete in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

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Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
Horseback Riding Tours

2
days
Bocas Town, Isla Colon

Bocas Town ©
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 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, then don't miss a visit to Playa Bluff, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: choose your vessel at Ciudadanos del Mar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boca del Drago, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bocas Town route planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Boquete to Bocas Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Boquete in April, expect nights in Bocas Town to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Bocas Town

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

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