30 days in Panama Itinerary

30 days in Panama Itinerary

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1
San Blas Islands
— 1 night
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 7 nights
3
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
4
Boquete
— 6 nights
5
Pedasi
— 3 nights
6
El Valle de Anton
— 6 nights
7
Isla Saboga
— 1 night
8
Contadora Island
— 2 nights

1
night
San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands ©
San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Isla Perro.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Blas Islands sightseeing planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to San Blas Islands is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect San Blas Islands to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro

7
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.
Visit Starfish Beach and Boca del Drago for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Bocas Town with a short trip to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, walk around Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, choose your vessel at Ciudadanos del Mar, and stroll through Dolphin Bay Preserve.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bocas Town vacation planning website.

Getting from San Blas Islands to Bocas Town by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Blas Islands in January; daily highs in Bocas Town reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Bocas Town

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Side Trips

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

1
night
Isla Bastimentos

Isla Bastimentos ©
Sitting fairly close to the mainland and just a short boat ride from Bocas del Toro International Airport, the well-connected but still preserved Isla Bastimentos offers access to a national park of protected rainforest and coastline, as well as an abundance of small, uninhabited islands dotted just offshore.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Red Frog Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Isla Bastimentos tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Bocas Town to Isla Bastimentos in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Isla Bastimentos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Boquete.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach

6
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Biblioteca de Boquete and Spas & Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Cloud Forest Botanicals, look for gifts at Casa Decor Boquete, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boquete road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla Bastimentos to Boquete in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Pedasi.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness
Biblioteca de Boquete ©
Biblioteca de Boquete

3
nights
Pedasi

Pedasi ©
Primarily a fishing village, Pedasi has become increasingly seen as a seaside playground for tourists from across the country and further afield.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Isla Iguana and Iglesia Santa Librada. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Venao Beach and stop by Artemania.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pedasi online visit planner.

You can drive from Boquete to Pedasi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Pedasi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia Santa Librada, Isla Iguana
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Playa Venao Beach ©
Playa Venao Beach
Isla Iguana
Isla Iguana
Iglesia Santa Librada ©
Iglesia Santa Librada

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Santa Clara and El Palmar Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Gaital National Park and Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center). Venture out of the city with trips to Nido Shop (in Playa Coronado) and Mantaraya Golf Club (in Farallon). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of La Piedra Pintada and take in the awesome beauty at The Sleeping Indian Girl.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Valle de Anton trip itinerary website.

Drive from Pedasi to El Valle de Anton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Saboga.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

El Palmar Beach, Nido Shop, Playa Santa Clara, Mantaraya Golf Club
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Playa Santa Clara ©
Playa Santa Clara
El Palmar Beach ©
El Palmar Beach
Mantaraya Golf Club ©
Mantaraya Golf Club

1
night
Isla Saboga

Isla Saboga
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You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from El Valle de Anton to Isla Saboga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Isla Saboga are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Isla Saboga

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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2
nights
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.
Visit Playa Ejecutiva and Playa Larga for some beach relaxation.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Contadora Island trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Saboga to Contadora Island takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Contadora Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Ejecutiva ©
Playa Ejecutiva
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

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