Exploring the Wonders of the Panama Canal

If you're looking for a unique and exciting way to explore two charming riverside cities, then a multi-day trip along or near the Panama Canal is the perfect choice. With plenty of food options, ice cream, coffee and craft beer at both ends, as well as in Bushnell's Basin, you'll be sure to have a great time. If you're planning your first trip to Venice, this Venice itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Venice, you'll have enough time to visit the highlights of this beautiful city and stroll along the canals.

Visit St. Mark's Basilica, navigate the canals by gondola and explore the quieter corners of Venice. If the lines are long, it may be easier to rent a gondola that is on a smaller canal (not on the Grand Canal or in the Venice Lagoon). In Panama City, you can book a round trip from Panama City to explore the Miraflores locks museum and observation deck.

Alternatively, you can take public transport (a combination of subway and bus) and enjoy the day at your own pace. The Panama Canal is a series of hermetic locks that rely on simple physics to lift ships from the ocean to 85 feet above sea level before lowering them to another ocean 48 miles away. Adam and I were attracted to the Panama Canal because it uniquely combines the history, engineering and exceptional natural beauty of Panama into a unique experience. We were able to explore both cities while taking in all that the canal had to offer.

From breathtaking views of the locks to learning about its history and engineering, we had an unforgettable experience.