10 days in Panama Itinerary

10 days in Panama Itinerary

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10 days in Panama Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  34​h
Boquete
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 30​min
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Panama City
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
Dubai

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail) and then admire the sheer force of The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, then relax in the rural setting at Cloud Forest Botanicals, and then identify plant and animal life at Boquete Tree Trek.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Boquete vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Boquete is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Boquete. Traveling from Dubai in July, you will find days in Boquete are colder (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bocas Town.

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Boquete Tree Trek
The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete

2
days
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 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Bay Preserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Estrella and then kick back and relax at Boca del Drago.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bocas Town sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Boquete to Bocas Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Boquete in July: highs in Bocas Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago
Dolphin Bay Preserve

3
days
Panama City

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Casco Viejo and San Jose Church. Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum and Punta Culebra Nature Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, and stop by Machetazo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Panama City itinerary builder.

Getting from Bocas Town to Panama City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Bocas Town in July, you will find days in Panama City are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Casco Viejo
Avenida Balboa
Panama La Vieja

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