23 days in Bahamas Itinerary

23 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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23 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Grand Bahama Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Eleuthera
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
George Town, Great Exuma
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h
5
Harbour Island
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Seattle

3
nights
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Gold Rock Beach and Lucayan National Park. Shop till you drop at Port Lucaya Marketplace and Leo's Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peterson Cay, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bahamian Brewery, kick back and relax at Taino Beach, and Head underground at Ben's Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Bahama Island travel route planner .

Seattle, USA to Grand Bahama Island is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Grand Bahama Island is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect Grand Bahama Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Marsh Harbour.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach
Lucayan National Park ©
Lucayan National Park
Ben's Cave ©
Ben's Cave

2
nights
Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island

Marsh Harbour ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Tahiti Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Treasure Cay Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mermaid Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Elbow Cay Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Elbow Cay, and then step off the mainland to explore Man-O-War Cay.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marsh Harbour trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Grand Bahama Island to Marsh Harbour in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eleuthera.

Things to do in Marsh Harbour

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Great Abaco Island
Highlights from your plan
Tahiti Beach ©
Tahiti Beach
Elbow Cay ©
Elbow Cay
Man-O-War Cay ©
Man-O-War Cay

5
nights
Eleuthera

Eleuthera ©
The long, thin island of Eleuthera has plenty of coast, built up in places and left wild and rural in others.
Escape the urban bustle at Bahamas Ocean Safaris and Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. Explore hidden gems such as Glass Window and French Leave Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ten Bay Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, pick up some local products at Eleuthera Island Farm, and get lost in a book at Haynes Library.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Eleuthera trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Marsh Harbour to Eleuthera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Eleuthera

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Queens Bath ©
Queens Bath
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Twin Cove Beach ©
Twin Cove Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Coco Plum Beach and Tropic of Cancer Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Beaches of Stocking Island and Hooper's Bay Beach. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Sandpiper Arts & Crafts, shop like a local with Wenshua Art Gallery, savor the flavors at Exuma Markets, and hunt for treasures at Straw Market.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Eleuthera to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Harbour Island.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Exuma, Tropic of Cancer Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coco Plum Beach ©
Coco Plum Beach
Beaches of Stocking Island ©
Beaches of Stocking Island
Hooper's Bay Beach ©
Hooper's Bay Beach

1
night
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 16th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Princess Street Gallery, and then stroll through Pink Sands Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Harbour Island day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Harbour Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Nassau.

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

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cable Beach and Cabbage Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Love Beaches and Tag Heuer Boutique. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at Ocean Club Golf Course, and identify plant and animal life at Sea Lion Encounter at Blue Lagoon.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nassau day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Harbour Island to Nassau takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Island, Love Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Love Beaches ©
Love Beaches
Spas

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