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Any thoughts on this itinerary?

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Any thoughts on this itinerary?

Hello, having booked flights to Panama a few months ago for our January trip, we are now trying to make make an initial plan so we can start looking for accommodation.

We need to do more research but have come up with this itinerary for now (open for changes):

Arriving in Panama City and stay for 3 nights.

Fly to San Blas Islands and stay for 3 nights (Yandup Island?).

Fly to either David or Bocas del Torro and stay for 3 nights, rent a car and explore the region doing day trips.

Drive to Las Lajas for a 2 nights stay.

Drive to Panama City for another 3 nights stay (in the city or nearby).

Any thoughts on this? We were not planning on doing any hiking, rafting or jungle tours or the like.

Any feedback or advise is always appreciated!

Many thanks,

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1. Re: Any thoughts on this itinerary?

The only thing that jumps out at me is renting a car in Bocas del Toro or David and doing day trips. If you go to Bocas, you won't need a car. In fact, I don't think there is any place to rent a car in Bocas Town. Day trips in Bocas are going to be by water taxi or by a land taxi if you go to the beaches north of Bocas Town.

David has nothing going for it, unless you're there for business. You might consider spending a couple of nights in Cerro Punta and a couple of nights in Boquete. Driving the car from David to Panama City is going to involve a very expensive drop-off charge. Be prepared.

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2. Re: Any thoughts on this itinerary?

As gb_williams, if you're flying to David or Bocas, take a round trip, or take a bus on the way back. It doesn't make sense to rent a car there and bring it to Panama City.

Also, Las Lajas is nothing to write home about. I'd scratch this from the itinerary.

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