8 days in Panama Itinerary

8 days in Panama Itinerary

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1
Contadora Island
— 1 night
2
Panama City
— 4 nights
3
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 1 night
4
Portobelo
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Larga, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ejecutiva, and then stroll through Playa Cacique.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Contadora Island trip builder website.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Contadora Island is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Port of Spain to Contadora Island is minus 1 hour. December in Contadora Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Panama City.

Things to do in Contadora Island

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

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: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa, stop by Cinta Costera, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City travel route builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Contadora Island to Panama City in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) 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
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): have fun and explore at Plastic Bottle Village, admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bocas Town trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Panama City to Bocas Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Panama City in December, expect nights in Bocas Town to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Portobelo.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
Plastic Bottle Village ©
Plastic Bottle Village

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night
Portobelo

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 2nd (Thu), learn about all things military at Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portobelo online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bocas Town to Portobelo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portobelo

Museums
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Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo ©
Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo

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