9 days in Panama Itinerary

9 days in Panama Itinerary

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9 days in Panama Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Panama City
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Boquete
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 30​min
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Toronto

4
days
Panama City

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Casco Viejo, make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, and get engrossed in the history at Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Panama City itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Panama City is an approximately 9-hour flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boquete.

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park
Punta Culebra Nature Center ©
Punta Culebra Nature Center

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): experience rural life at Cloud Forest Botanicals and then identify plant and animal life at Boquete Tree Trek. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete and then hike along Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boquete vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Panama City to Boquete in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bocas Town.

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Boquete Tree Trek
Boquete Tree Trek
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete ©
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete

2
days
Bocas Town, Isla Colon

Bocas Town ©
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 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Playa Bluff and then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Boca del Drago and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town tour planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Boquete to Bocas Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boquete in April: highs in Bocas Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bocas Town

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

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