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Best time to visit Panama

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The best time to visit Panama is December-March

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Panama? Look no further! December-March is the best time to go to Panama due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Panama City, Panama can reach a top of 32℃ (90℉). The average Panama City temperatures in winter reach lows of around 24℃ (75℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 23℃ (73℉). Other areas in Panama can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Panama during the day, the sun stays up the longest around May. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Panama in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Panama, including the most popular destinations, detailed weather information, and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Panama seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Panama is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Panama

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bocas Del ToroFebruary-March
26℃
23℃
26℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
28℃
26℃
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
27℃
24℃
Panama CityDecember-March
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

Panama is in North America.
The warmest month of the year in Panama City, one of the most popular places to visit in Panama, is April.
The driest month of the year in Panama City, Panama, is usually around February each year.

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