15 days in Panama Itinerary

15 days in Panama Itinerary

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Fly to Panama City, Bus to Boquete
— 2 nights
Drive to Almirante, Ferry to Isla Bastimentos
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
Panama City
— 4 nights
San Blas Islands
— 2 nights
Drive to Tocumen International Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport



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.
Boquete is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), get outside with Finca Lerida Activities, get lost in a book at Biblioteca de Boquete, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boquete trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Boquete is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Boquete

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Wizard Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Frog Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isla Bastimentos trip planner.

Getting from Boquete to Isla Bastimentos by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach, and stroll through Boca del Drago.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Bocas Town trip itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Isla Bastimentos to Bocas Town in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Panama City

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, examine the collection at Biomuseo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, and buy something for everyone on your list at Albrook Mall.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Panama City holiday planner.

Getting from Bocas Town to Panama City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Bocas Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Panama City, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a subway to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
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San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands represent the offshore area of the indigenous province of Guna Yala.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Perro.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Blas Islands route maker tool.

Getting from Panama City to San Blas Islands by subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Blas Islands can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Panama travel guide

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.