Panama 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 8 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Panama.

With a week to spend in Panama, check out our fun-filled itineraries to make the most of your visit to this beautiful country. For history and wildlife lovers, an itinerary similar to this wonders of Panama trip is ideal, where you can sail down the Panama Canal and learn about the Embera indigenous community. If you're an adventurer seeking an offbeat experience, something similar to this off-the-beaten-path road trip is a fun option, as it takes you through the jungles of Santa Fe National Park for a night trek and gives you the chance to explore the artisan traditions of Valle de Antón. If traveling with kids, consider a journey like this family adventure in Panama, where you can relax on pristine beaches, snorkel, and go dolphin-watching.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 7-day trips in Panama.

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Casco Viejo, Panama City
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The Wonders of Panama - 7 Days

Panama is a beautiful country brimming with history and diversity, and this 7-day itinerary offers an exciting sampling of its many charms. You'll explore the capital, from its quaint colonial streets to its famous canal to its more modern attractions. Then venture out into the countryside, where you'll learn about the customs of indigenous locals, meet rainforest wildlife, and tour the Caribbean beach town of Portobelo.

Bocas del Toro
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Family Adventure in Panama - 7 Days

Discover the colorful streets and magnificent beaches of Panama on this week-long, family-friendly trip. Spend a few days in Panama City, where you'll sail down the Panama Canal and explore the city's vibrant, historic neighborhoods. Then head to the Caribbean paradise of Bocas del Toro for beach time and wildlife encounters before ending your journey back in the capital.

Panama City Skyline
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Best of Panama City - 7 Days

Melding colonial history and bold modernity, the cosmopolitan capital of Panama is a thriving hub in Central America. With this active weeklong itinerary, you'll explore the city's best neighborhoods, boat through the Panama Canal, and take day-trips to nearby national parks and indigenous villages. Finish with a ferry to the Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama for a dose of beachy relaxation.

Explore the culture and beaches of the San Blas Islands on this seven-day tour
Map of Panama City & San Blas Islands Sailing Escape- 7 Days
Panama City & San Blas Islands Sailing Escape- 7 Days

Blend city sightseeing with a remote island getaway on this blissful weeklong trip to Panama. Start by checking off the highlights of Panama City with a tour of historic Casco Antiguo, a spin around the mighty Panama Canal, and a day trip into the Afro-Panamanian culture and pirate history of Portobelo. Chart your course for the San Blas Islands next, boarding a luxury catamaran for four nights of sailing around a Caribbean paradise of shallow waters and uninhabited islands.

Get off the beaten path as you head into the Panamanian highlands near Santa Fe
Map of Panama Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip - 7 Days
Panama Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip - 7 Days

Leave the tourist trail behind as you seek out Panama's remote corners on this seven-day self-drive adventure. Set out from Panama City to swim in the highland waterfalls of Valle de Antón and take a night hike through the rainforests of Santa Fe National Park. Continue to the Azuero Peninsula for Pacific surf, white-sand beaches, and boat tours around the unspoiled national parks of Coiba and Isla Iguana—ending back in the capital with an evening of traditional food and folklore.

 Discover some of Panama's wildlife on this weeklong tour
Map of Rainforests, Cloud Forests & Beaches of Panama - 7 Days
Rainforests, Cloud Forests & Beaches of Panama - 7 Days

With a week to spare, you can check off Panama's jungles, cloud forests, and islands—and still have time to explore the vibrant capital. This nature-focused itinerary starts with a gastronomic walking tour of Panama City's historic center and then sends you into the highlands of Boquete to visit local honey and coffee farms. After an adventurous hike through the region's misty cloud forests, it's off to the Bocas del Toro archipelago for a cruise around its famed marine park and three days of sun, sand, and sea turtles.

Kick off your week in Panama in the capital's historic Casco Antiguo
Map of Panama Culture & Nature Highlights Tour - 7 Days
Panama Culture & Nature Highlights Tour - 7 Days

Get a taster of Panama's cultural traditions and abundant nature with this adventurous weeklong highlights tour. Hopping between Panama City and the highland town of Valle de Antón, you'll kayak along the Panama Canal at sunset, spot exotic wildlife in the jungles of Chagres National Park, and hike to cloud forest waterfalls. Wind down on your penultimate day with a sailing trip into the San Blas Islands—swimming and beachcombing your way around the Caribbean archipelago.

Walk in the footsteps of pirates on Panama's Caribbean coast
Map of Panama City & the Caribbean Coast: Culture, History & Nature - 7 Days
Panama City & the Caribbean Coast: Culture, History & Nature - 7 Days

Combine Panama City with the Caribbean coast for a week of immersive culture and nature experiences. Start with an evening of traditional folklore and food in the capital, then venture into Chagres National Park to spot sloths and visit Indigenous villages. Head north to Portobelo to kayak along Caribbean waterways, explore historic Spanish forts, and discover Afro-Panamanian culinary and dance traditions. Circle back to the capital to end the trip with a scenic cruise along the mighty Panama Canal.

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