16 days in Bahamas Itinerary

16 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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16 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Paradise Island
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
3
Eleuthera
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
George Town, Great Exuma
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h
5
Harbour Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: McAllen

5
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.
Head to Straw Market and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamasfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cable Beach and Arawak Cay. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Sun) at Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Junkanoo Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and look for gifts at Diamonds International.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Nassau vacation maker tool .

Newark, USA to Nassau is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In May, Nassau is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
Junkanoo Beach ©
Junkanoo Beach

3
nights
Paradise Island

Paradise Island ©
Located just off the shore from the capital city, Paradise Island offers glamorous gambling, luxury living, and a welcome dose of island exploration as well.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Rose Island. Head to Marina Village and Bahama Craft Centrefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, play a few rounds at Ocean Club Golf Course, make a trip to Versailles Gardens and French Cloister, and try to win big at Atlantis Casino.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paradise Island trip maker .

Paradise Island is just a short distance from Nassau. In May in Paradise Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Eleuthera.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Marina Village ©
Marina Village
Bahama Craft Centre ©
Bahama Craft Centre

1
night
Eleuthera

Eleuthera ©
The long, thin island of Eleuthera has plenty of coast, built up in places and left wild and rural in others.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Eleuthera trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Paradise Island to Eleuthera in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Eleuthera

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Eleuthera Island Farm ©
Eleuthera Island Farm

3
nights
George Town, Great Exuma

Few island getaways are more idyllic than George Town, a small settlement on the east coast of the Bahamian island of Exuma.
Shop till you drop at Sandpiper Arts & Crafts and Straw Market. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beaches of Stocking Island and Hooper's Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Tropic of Cancer Beach in Moore Hill (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Exuma Wall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, stroll the grounds of Rolle Town Tombs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jolly Hall Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our George Town journey planner.

Getting from Eleuthera to George Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Harbour Island.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dunmore Town, then view the masterpieces at Princess Street Gallery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stroll through Pink Sands Beach and then get outside with Abaco Tours & Activities.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Harbour Island trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Harbour Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Abaco Tours & Activities
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Abaco Tours & Activities ©
Abaco Tours & Activities

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