22 days in Panama Itinerary

22 days in Panama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Panama route builder

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Panama City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 4 nights
Ferry to Almirante, Taxi to Boquete
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Boquete
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Santa Catalina
— 2 nights
Drive
5
El Valle de Anton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Panama City
— 4 nights
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Panama City

— 4 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia de la Merced and Scuba & Snorkeling. Shop till you drop at Multicentro Mall and Weil Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, don't miss a visit to Avenida Balboa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City road trip tool.

Willemstad, Curacao to Panama City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Willemstad to Panama City. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Bocas Town, Isla Colon

— 4 nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wizard Beach and Starfish Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Plastic Bottle Village. Step out of Bocas Town to go to Bluff Beach and see Playa Bluff, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: shop like a local with Up In The Hill and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Panama City to Bocas Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Panama City in July: highs in Bocas Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 30°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to Boquete.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Boquete

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Volcan Baru National Park and Los Ladrillos. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Los Cangilones de Gualaca. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by The Zapadora, and have fun at Boquete Buggies.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Boquete road trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Bocas Town to Boquete in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Catalina.

Things to do in Boquete

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Santa Catalina

— 2 nights
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 1st (Thu): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Rancho Estero and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagartero Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Catalina online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Boquete to Santa Catalina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Santa Catalina

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

El Valle de Anton

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Butterfly Haven and Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center). Visiting El Palmar Beach and Leading Adventures will get you outdoors. Explore El Valle de Anton's surroundings by going to Vista Mar Golf Beach & Marina (in San Carlos) and Farallon Butterflies (in Farallon). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Gaital National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum.

Before you visit El Valle de Anton, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Santa Catalina to El Valle de Anton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Panama City.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Panama City

— 4 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Step off the beaten path and head to Bahai Temple and El Arco Chato. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Panama Rainforest Discovery Center. See even more of Panama City: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Karavan Gallery, wander the streets of Cinta Costera, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from El Valle de Anton to Panama City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Panama City

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Panama travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Shopping Malls
With a lively banking sector and a booming tourism industry, Panama remains one of the most powerful nations in the Americas, though it's also one of the smallest by land area. The country boasts coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, so it's not surprising most Panama holidays include some form of seaside entertainment. With outstanding beaches all over the country, it's easy to find an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, sail, or simply kick back on the sand with a few cold drinks. The country's best-known landmark and one of the world's most significant shipping routes, Panama Canal tops most tourist itineraries--many choose to see this engineering wonder by traveling the length of it by train.