36 days in Bahamas Itinerary

36 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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36 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  3​h
1
Grand Bahama Island
— 8 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
2
Paradise Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 13 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
4
George Town, Great Exuma
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Staniel Cay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
7
Harbour Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Orlando

8
nights
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Groves and Xanadu Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Gold Rock Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Theo's Wreck, tee off at The Reef Golf Course, and shop like a local with Port Lucaya Marketplace.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Bahama Island trip builder app .

Orlando, USA to Grand Bahama Island is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Grand Bahama Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Groves ©
Garden of the Groves
Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach
Lucayan National Park ©
Lucayan National Park

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marine Habitat at Atlantis and Waterscape. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Atlantis Casino, make a trip to Versailles Gardens and French Cloister, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and meet the residents at Predator Lagoon.

Plan trip to Paradise Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Grand Bahama Island to Paradise Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nassau.

Things to do in Paradise Island

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

13
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.
Bring the kids along to Cable Beach and Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Aquaventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabbage Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Junkanoo Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nassau travel planner .

Nassau is just a stone's throw from Paradise Island. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

New Providence Island
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Aquaventure ©
Aquaventure
Blue Lagoon Island ©
Blue Lagoon Island

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Beaches of Stocking Island and Tropic of Cancer Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Plum Beach, contemplate the long history of Bowe Family Plantation, explore the striking landscape at Exuma Wall, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the George Town road trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nassau to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Staniel Cay.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors Parks 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
Hooper's Bay Beach ©
Hooper's Bay Beach

1
night
Staniel Cay

Staniel Cay ©
The remote and pristine island of Staniel Cay has a reputation as being one of the most untouched and unspoiled islands in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): head outdoors with Pig Beach - Big Major Cay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Thunderball Grotto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Staniel Cay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Staniel Cay takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Spanish Wells.

Things to do in Staniel Cay

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thunderball Grotto ©
Thunderball Grotto
Pig Beach - Big Major Cay ©
Pig Beach - Big Major Cay

2
nights
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

Spanish Wells ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Queens Bath, then look for gifts at Ponderosa Shell & Gift Shop, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glass Window, explore the fascinating underground world of Sapphire Blue Hole, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bahamas Ocean Safaris.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Spanish Wells trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Staniel Cay to Spanish Wells in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Spanish Wells

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Eleuthera
Highlights from your plan
Glass Window ©
Glass Window
Queens Bath ©
Queens Bath
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dunmore Town, look for gifts at A and A Hidden Treasures, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Princess Street Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pink Sands Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Harbour Island trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Spanish Wells to Harbour Island takes an hour. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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