22 days in Panama Itinerary

22 days in Panama Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Panama City
— 5 nights
2
El Valle de Anton
— 3 nights
3
Pedasi
— 1 night
4
Isla de Coiba
— 1 night
5
Playa Las Lajas
— 1 night
6
Boquete
— 4 nights
7
San Blas Islands
— 1 night
8
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
9
Contadora Island
— 1 night

5
nights
Panama City

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Altos De Campana National Park. Get in touch with nature at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center and Soberania National Park. Step out of Panama City with an excursion to Fort San Lorenzo in Colon--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, and delve into the distant past at El Arco Chato.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Panama City trip maker app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Panama City is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Panama City. When traveling from Zurich in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Panama City, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, Fort San Lorenzo
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Altos De Campana National Park ©
Altos De Campana National Park
Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Leading Adventures and Butterfly Haven. Visiting Playa Santa Clara and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Mariposario Cerro La Vieja in Penonome (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Gaital National Park, stroll through Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), admire the sheer force of El Chorro Macho, and don't miss a visit to The Sleeping Indian Girl.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the El Valle de Anton trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Panama City to El Valle de Anton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pedasi.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Penonome, Leading Adventures
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Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
Playa Santa Clara ©
Playa Santa Clara
The Sleeping Indian Girl ©
The Sleeping Indian Girl

1
night
Pedasi

Pedasi ©
Primarily a fishing village, Pedasi has become increasingly seen as a seaside playground for tourists from across the country and further afield.
On the 10th (Thu), head off the coast to Isla Iguana and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Venao Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pedasi online trip builder.

You can drive from El Valle de Anton to Pedasi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Isla de Coiba.

Things to do in Pedasi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Isla de Coiba

Isla de Coiba ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Isla de Coiba trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Pedasi to Isla de Coiba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Playa Las Lajas.

Things to do in Isla de Coiba

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba ©
Parque Nacional de Isla Coiba

1
night
Playa Las Lajas

Playa Las Lajas ©
On the 12th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Lajas.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Playa Las Lajas trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla de Coiba to Playa Las Lajas. In September in Playa Las Lajas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boquete.

Things to do in Playa Las Lajas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Las Lajas ©
Playa Las Lajas

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Volcan Baru National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Pipeline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boquete Brewing Company, get lost in a book at Biblioteca de Boquete, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Boquete trip planning site.

You can drive from Playa Las Lajas to Boquete in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in Boquete

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Volcan Baru National Park ©
Volcan Baru National Park
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete
Pipeline Trail ©
Pipeline Trail

1
night
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 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Isla Chichime and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Perro.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Blas Islands trip builder.

Getting from Boquete to San Blas Islands by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro
Isla Chichime ©
Isla Chichime

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bastimentos National Park and Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Boca del Drago. Step out of Bocas Town with an excursion to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Up In The Hill and explore the engaging exhibits at Plastic Bottle Village.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bocas Town trip planner.

Fly from San Blas Islands to Bocas Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bocas Town when traveling from San Blas Islands in September, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Up In The Hill, Bastimentos National Park, Playa Bluff
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Bastimentos National Park ©
Bastimentos National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa de las Suecas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Larga, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ejecutiva.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Contadora Island online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to Contadora Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bocas Town in September since evenings lows in Contadora Island dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva
Playa de las Suecas ©
Playa de las Suecas
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

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