47 days in Panama & Porto Rico Itinerary

47 days in Panama & Porto Rico Itinerary

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1
Porto Rico, Brazil
— 30 nights
2
Portobelo, Panama
— 2 nights
3
Colon, Panama
— 2 nights
4
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
5
Contadora Island, Panama
— 1 night
6
El Valle de Anton, Panama
— 2 nights
7
Bocas Town, Panama
— 2 nights
8
Boquete, Panama
— 3 nights

30
nights
Porto Rico, Brazil

Porto Rico ©
Get out of town with these interesting Porto Rico side-trips: Rosana (Regional Museum, Balneario, &more), Cidade Gaucha (Jose Vieira Museum, Cachoeira do Miquelim, &more) and Parque Estadual de Amapora (in Amapora).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Rico trip itinerary builder.

On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Portobelo.

Things to do in Porto Rico

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rosana, Cidade Gaucha, Praca Eduardo Ribeiro, Parque Estadual de Amapora
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Prainha de Porto Rico ©
Prainha de Porto Rico
Bosque do Leao ©
Bosque do Leao
Praca Eduardo Ribeiro ©
Praca Eduardo Ribeiro

2
nights
Portobelo, Panama

The ruins of a Spanish colonial port city dot the landscape of the Caribbean fishing village of Portobelo, a reminder that this humble and relaxed place was once integral to the workings of an empire.
On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Black Christ, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portobelo road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Porto Rico to Portobelo. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colon.

Things to do in Portobelo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo

2
nights
Colon, Panama

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.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort San Lorenzo and then visit Panamá-Canal Railroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Aguas Clara Locks Visitor Center and then make a trip to Gatun Locks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colon trip planner.

You can drive from Portobelo to Colon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Panama City.

Things to do in Colon

Historic Sites
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Fort San Lorenzo ©
Fort San Lorenzo
Panamá-Canal Railroad ©
Panamá-Canal Railroad
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks

2
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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Biomuseo, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then stop by Casco Viejo.

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You can drive from Colon to Panama City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Contadora Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

1
night
Contadora Island, Panama

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.
On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cacique, kick back and relax at Playa Ejecutiva, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Contadora Island road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island takes 2 hours. In June in Contadora Island, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to El Valle de Anton.

Things to do in Contadora Island

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

2
nights
El Valle de Anton, Panama

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), admire the sheer force of El Chorro Macho, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Sleeping Indian Girl. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Butterfly Haven and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Valle de Anton trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Contadora Island to El Valle de Anton by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Bocas Town.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

Parks Nature Wildlife
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El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden
Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven

2
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Bocas Town, Panama

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.
On the 11th (Thu), have fun and explore at Plastic Bottle Village, thenstroll through Starfish Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town road trip site.

Fly from El Valle de Anton to Bocas Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boquete.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Starfish Beach
Starfish Beach
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

3
nights
Boquete, Panama

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete and then trek along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail). Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Drive from Bocas Town to Boquete in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks Outdoors Tours
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The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete
Spas
Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail) ©