16 days in Bahamas Itinerary

16 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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16 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  14​h
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Green Turtle Cay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
George Town, Great Exuma
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
5
Harbour Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Bristol

8
nights
Nassau, New Providence Island

Nassau ©
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Get outdoors at Cable Beach and Cabbage Beach. Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Mon) at Aquaventure. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, try to win big at Atlantis Casino, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, and step off the mainland to explore Blue Lagoon Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nassau trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Nassau is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bristol to Nassau. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Green Turtle Cay.

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Paradise Island
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
Junkanoo Beach ©
Junkanoo Beach

1
night
Green Turtle Cay

Green Turtle Cay ©
The northernmost and most populated of the Abacos, Green Turtle Cay has an idyllic appearance, with secluded beaches set in attractive blue bays and neatly arranged urban developments blending in well with the landscape.
On the 27th (Wed), get outside with Island Adventures with Lincoln Jones and then get engrossed in the history at Albert Lowe Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Green Turtle Cay day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nassau to Green Turtle Cay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Green Turtle Cay

Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albert Lowe Museum ©
Albert Lowe Museum

2
nights
George Town, Great Exuma

George Town ©
Few island getaways are more idyllic than George Town, a small settlement on the east coast of the Bahamian island of Exuma.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, then kick back and relax at Beaches of Stocking Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Exuma Wall, and finally steep yourself in history at Bowe Family Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Wenshua Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Plum Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read George Town sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Green Turtle Cay to George Town takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Spanish Wells.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Great Exuma
Highlights from your plan
Beaches of Stocking Island ©
Beaches of Stocking Island
Coco Plum Beach ©
Coco Plum Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

Spanish Wells ©
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Sapphire Blue Hole, then get engrossed in the history at Spanish Wells Museum, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally stop by Ponderosa Shell & Gift Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Spanish Wells trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Spanish Wells takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Spanish Wells

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Sapphire Blue Hole
Highlights from your plan
Spanish Wells Museum ©
Spanish Wells Museum
Sapphire Blue Hole ©
Sapphire Blue Hole

2
nights
Harbour Island

Harbour Island ©
The casual Bahamian vibee of Harbour Island comes through in its atmospheric seaside eateries, the colonial English architecture of its main urban zones, and its wealth of attractive coastal areas.
On the 31st (Sun), kick back and relax at Pink Sands Beach. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by A and A Hidden Treasures, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then shop like a local with Princess Street Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Dunmore Town.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Harbour Island day trip website .

Traveling by ferry from Spanish Wells to Harbour Island takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Princess Street Gallery ©
Princess Street Gallery

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