60 days in Panama Itinerary

60 days in Panama Itinerary

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60 days in Panama Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Contadora Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  15​min
Isla Saboga
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + ferry:  3​h 30​min
Isla Taboga
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + bus:  2​h 45​min
Colon
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
El Valle de Anton
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Pedasi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Santa Catalina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Boquete
— 11 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Panama City
— 15 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
San Blas Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
Seattle

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ejecutiva.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Contadora Island road trip planning tool .

Seattle, USA to Contadora Island is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in February, things will get warmer in Contadora Island: highs are around 90°F and lows about 73°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Isla Saboga.

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Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva

2
days
Isla Saboga

Isla Saboga
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Saboga.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Saboga travel site .

Isla Saboga is just a stone's throw from Contadora Island. In February in Isla Saboga, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Isla Taboga.
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2
days
Isla Taboga

Isla Taboga ©
Less than an hour's boat ride from the capital, Isla Taboga offers a picturesque retreat from the commercialism and bustle of Panama City.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Taboga Island Beaches.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Isla Taboga trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Saboga to Isla Taboga takes 3.5 hours. In February in Isla Taboga, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Colon.

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Taboga Island Beaches ©
Taboga Island Beaches

5
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Portobelo National Park and Safarick's Zoologico - Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort San Lorenzo and Gatun Locks. Venture out of the city with trips to Indigenes Embera (in Sabanitas) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portobelo). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Observation Centre Canal Expansion.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colon online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, and train from Isla Taboga to Colon takes 3 hours. February in Colon sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Colon

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Side Trips

Portobelo, Indigenes Embera
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Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo
Portobelo National Park ©
Portobelo National Park

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boca del Drago and Playa Bluff. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Inner Ocean Sailing Adventures - Day Rental. Step out of Bocas Town with an excursion to Aamvecona in Changuinola--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Bay Preserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bocas Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Colon to Bocas Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Bocas Town

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Side Trips

Aamvecona, Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, Playa Bluff
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Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Spas & Wellness

7
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Butterfly Haven and The Sleeping Indian Girl. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Santa Clara and Leading Adventures. Explore El Valle de Anton's surroundings by going to Farallon (Farallon Butterflies, Palmer Beach, & more), Altos del Maria (in Sora) and El Palmar Beach (in San Carlos). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Gaital National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), steep yourself in history at La Piedra Pintada, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Valle de Anton trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bocas Town to El Valle de Anton in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pedasi.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

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Side Trips

Farallon, El Palmar Beach, Playa Santa Clara, Leading Adventures, Altos del Maria
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Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
Playa Santa Clara ©
Playa Santa Clara
The Sleeping Indian Girl ©
The Sleeping Indian Girl

2
days
Pedasi

Pedasi ©
Primarily a fishing village, Pedasi has become increasingly seen as a seaside playground for tourists from across the country and further afield.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Artemania and then kick back and relax at Playa Venao Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isla Iguana.

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Traveling by car from El Valle de Anton to Pedasi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Catalina.

Things to do in Pedasi

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Side Trip

Isla Iguana
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Playa Venao Beach ©
Playa Venao Beach
Isla Iguana
Isla Iguana

2
days
Santa Catalina

Since Santa Catalina became known in the international surfing community in the 1970s, it has done well to maintain its identity as a tucked-away fishing village.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Rancho Estero.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Catalina travel route tool .

You can drive from Pedasi to Santa Catalina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Boquete.

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Rancho Estero ©
Rancho Estero

11
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.
Get in touch with nature at Volcan Baru National Park and Pipeline Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Up In The Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Caldera Hot Springs (in Caldera), Los Cangilones de Gualaca (in Gualaca) and Parque Cervantes (in David). And it doesn't end there: trek along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), take in the dramatic scenery at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, get outside with Finca Lerida Activities, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Zapatillas.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boquete trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Catalina to Boquete in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Catalina to Boquete due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Boquete

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Side Trips

Bocas del Toro Province, Los Cangilones de Gualaca, Parque Cervantes, Caldera Hot Springs
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Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete
Horseback Riding Tours

15
days
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia del Carmen and Soberania National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casco Viejo and Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama. Change things up with these side-trips from Panama City: Gamboa (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Panama Rainforest Discovery Center). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. Spend the 12th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, take a stroll through Cinta Costera, and don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Boquete to Panama City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in Panama City

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Side Trip

Gamboa
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen
Avenida Balboa ©
Avenida Balboa

2
days
San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): head off the coast to Isla Perro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): tour the water at your own pace with Catamaran Experience.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Blas Islands online route planner .

Getting from Panama City to San Blas Islands by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. April in San Blas Islands sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro

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