5-Day Panama City Itinerary

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Wanderlog staff• updatedAug 20, 2023

Panama City in 5 days

If you only have 5 days to spend in Panama City, we’ve narrowed down the top places you should check out to get the best experience of your time here.
Panama City is a vibrant capital city with a unique culture, delicious cuisine, and a sophisticated nightlife. It is home to the Panama Canal which attracts tourists from all over the world. There are also many beautiful parks and gardens where visitors can take in the local flora and fauna.
With favorites like Panama Canal Museum, Amador Causeway, and Miraflores Visitor’s Center, we’ll make sure you don’t miss out on all the must sees. We even included some of our favorite food spots around the area, like Restaurante Casa Blanca and American Trade Hotel & Hall so you can get the best taste of Panama City while you’re here. To see our full list of food recommendations, check out our best restaurants post. If you’re traveling on a budget, you can check out our cheap eats post.

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Day 1: Most popular attractions

For day 1, we strategically grouped the most popular attraction, Panama Canal Museum, with surrounding point of interests to start your trip off with a bang. Combining the average time spent at each location and traveling time in between, it should fill up about 7 hours of your day.

Panama Canal Museum

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Hiking trails within easy access from the city. Trail system leads you to a lookout with views of the city on one side and the interior jungles on the other side. Best to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat and humidity. Cool breeze at the top. Small entry fee paid at the visitor center ($4 for foreigners).

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Panama Canal Museum

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Hiking trails within easy access from the city. Trail system leads you to a lookout with views of the city on one side and the interior jungles on the other side. Best to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat and humidity. Cool breeze at the top. Small entry fee paid at the visitor center ($4 for foreigners).

5/5

Dennis Robinson — Google review

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The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

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Panama Canal Museum

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Hiking trails within easy access from the city. Trail system leads you to a lookout with views of the city on one side and the interior jungles on the other side. Best to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat and humidity. Cool breeze at the top. Small entry fee paid at the visitor center ($4 for foreigners).

5/5

Dennis Robinson — Google review

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Julie G.
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Panama Canal Museum

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Hiking trails within easy access from the city. Trail system leads you to a lookout with views of the city on one side and the interior jungles on the other side. Best to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat and humidity. Cool breeze at the top. Small entry fee paid at the visitor center ($4 for foreigners).

5/5

Dennis Robinson — Google review

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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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Panama Canal Museum

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Hiking trails within easy access from the city. Trail system leads you to a lookout with views of the city on one side and the interior jungles on the other side. Best to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat and humidity. Cool breeze at the top. Small entry fee paid at the visitor center ($4 for foreigners).

5/5

Dennis Robinson — Google review

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Panama Canal Museum

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Hiking trails within easy access from the city. Trail system leads you to a lookout with views of the city on one side and the interior jungles on the other side. Best to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat and humidity. Cool breeze at the top. Small entry fee paid at the visitor center ($4 for foreigners).

5/5

Dennis Robinson — Google review

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Panama Canal Museum

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Hiking trails within easy access from the city. Trail system leads you to a lookout with views of the city on one side and the interior jungles on the other side. Best to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat and humidity. Cool breeze at the top. Small entry fee paid at the visitor center ($4 for foreigners).

5/5

Dennis Robinson — Google review

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Panama Canal Museum

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Hiking trails within easy access from the city. Trail system leads you to a lookout with views of the city on one side and the interior jungles on the other side. Best to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat and humidity. Cool breeze at the top. Small entry fee paid at the visitor center ($4 for foreigners).

5/5

Dennis Robinson — Google review

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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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Top 15 attractions in Panama City

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The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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Track your travel spending and split costs with friends

Plan your trip. Keep your budget organized. Split the cost between tripmates. Wanderlog does it all.

I'll never travel to Panama City without this trip planner again

Top 15 attractions in Panama City

Mentioned on 4 lists

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
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Top 15 attractions in Panama City

Mentioned on 4 lists

The Panama Canal Museum is a museum located in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City, which traces the history of the building of the Panama Canal, as well as its present-day operations. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits on the canal’s construction, its role in international shipping, and its importance to Panamanian history.

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Julie G.
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This site and app let me do all the planning for our 15 day trip in a little over 6 hours! I can’t recommend it enough!
Julie G.
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