18 days in Bahamas Itinerary

18 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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18 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Paradise Island
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Harbour Island
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
George Town, Great Exuma
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Grand Bahama Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Tucson

6
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.
Nassau is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cable Beach, laugh and play at Aquaventure, don't miss a visit to Christ Church Cathedral, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nassau trip itinerary builder .

Tucson, USA to Nassau is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Tucson in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nassau, with highs around 82°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tongue of the Ocean
Highlights from your plan
Aquaventure ©
Aquaventure
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Blue Lagoon Island ©
Blue Lagoon Island

4
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.
Paradise Island is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, wildlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tee off at Ocean Club Golf Course, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise Island attractions planner .

Paradise Island is just a stone's throw from Nassau. In December, daytime highs in Paradise Island are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino
Predator Lagoon ©
Predator Lagoon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the galleries of Princess Street Gallery and then kick back and relax at Pink Sands Beach. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at A and A Hidden Treasures, and then contemplate the long history of Dunmore Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Harbour Island day trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Paradise Island to Harbour Island takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Dunmore Town ©
Dunmore Town
Princess Street Gallery ©
Princess Street Gallery

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tropic of Cancer Beach in Moore Hill (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches of Stocking Island, explore the gorgeous colors at Exuma Wall, indulge your taste buds at Exuma Markets, and explore the galleries of Wenshua Art Gallery.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Harbour Island to George Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Groves, take a leisurely stroll along Port Lucaya Marketplace, and then look for gifts at Coastal Mojo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Bahama Island online route planner .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Grand Bahama Island takes 3.5 hours. In December in Grand Bahama Island, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Port Lucaya Marketplace ©
Port Lucaya Marketplace
Garden of the Groves ©
Garden of the Groves

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