19 days in Bahamas Itinerary

19 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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19 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: McAllen
Fly:  14​h
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Paradise Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Harbour Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Eleuthera
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
George Town, Great Exuma
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Grand Bahama Island
— 2 nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cable Beach and Cabbage Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queen's Staircase and Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Blue Lagoon Island, get engrossed in the history at The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Junkanoo Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Nassau attractions planner.

McAllen, USA to Nassau is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from McAllen to Nassau. Traveling from McAllen in May, expect nights in Nassau to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Stingray City Bahamas
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aura Nightclub at Atlantis Paradise Island. Shop till you drop at Marina Village and Bahama Craft Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rose Island and Versailles Gardens and French Cloister. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and try to win big at Atlantis Casino.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paradise Island trip itinerary app .

Paradise Island is very close to Nassau. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in May, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Rose Island ©
Rose Island
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino
Marina Village ©
Marina Village

1
night
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 4th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours and then contemplate the long history of Dunmore Town. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pink Sands Beach and then head outdoors with Abaco Tours & Activities.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Harbour Island travel app .

You can ride a ferry from Paradise Island to Harbour Island in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Eleuthera.

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
Dunmore Town ©
Dunmore Town

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.
For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Eleuthera trip builder .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Harbour Island to Eleuthera in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Eleuthera

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ten Bay Beach ©
Ten Bay Beach
Current Cut ©
Current Cut
Tarpum Bay ©
Tarpum Bay

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.
Shop till you drop at Sandpiper Arts & Crafts and Exuma Markets. We've included these beaches for you: Tropic of Cancer Beach and Hooper's Bay Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Plum Beach, stroll through Jolly Hall Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Straw Market.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Eleuthera to George Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Theo's Wreck, then look for all kinds of wild species at Silver Point Reef, and then kick back and relax at Gold Rock Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Peterson Cay.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Bahama Island trip itinerary website .

You can fly from George Town to Grand Bahama Island in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach

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