11 days in Panama Itinerary

11 days in Panama Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Panama City
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Colon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Portobelo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Budapest

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, visit Cinta Costera, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and take in the views from Bridge of the Americas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Panama City trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Panama City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in February: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Panama City

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Plastic Bottle Village, kick back and relax at Starfish Beach, and then kick back and relax at Boca del Drago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bocas Town trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Bocas Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Panama City in February, you will find days in Bocas Town are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Colon.

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

2
nights
Colon

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort San Lorenzo and then visit Panamá-Canal Railroad. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Aguas Clara Locks Visitor Center and then don't miss a visit to Gatun Locks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colon holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bocas Town to Colon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portobelo.

Things to do in Colon

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

1
night
Portobelo

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 the 17th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portobelo travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Colon to Portobelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portobelo

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

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