15 days in Panama Itinerary

15 days in Panama Itinerary

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15 days in Panama Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  23​h 45​min
1
Boquete
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Panama City
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
5
San Blas Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Manchester

2
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.
Boquete is known for nature, spas, trails, breweries, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), explore by horseback at Franklin's Horseback Riding, take in the dramatic scenery at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, and head outdoors with Finca Lerida Activities.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boquete route planner.

Manchester, UK to Boquete is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Boquete due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Boquete

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Coffee & Tea Tours
Cloud Forest Botanicals ©
Cloud Forest Botanicals

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.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Wizard Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Frog Beach.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Isla Bastimentos road 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach
Wizard Beach ©
Wizard Beach

3
nights
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.
When in Bocas Town, make a side trip to see Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town tour planning site .

Bocas Town is very close to Isla Bastimentos. In August, daily temperatures in Bocas Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, Playa Bluff
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

4
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
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, museums, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, take in the views from Bridge of the Americas, and explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planning site .

Getting from Bocas Town to Panama City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bocas Town in August: highs in Panama City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to San Blas Islands.

Things to do in Panama City

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

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Isla Perro.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Blas Islands vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Panama City to San Blas Islands takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In August, daytime highs in San Blas Islands are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Blas Islands

Wildlife Nature Beaches
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Isla Perro ©
Isla Perro

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