7 days in Bahamas Itinerary

7 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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7 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Harbour Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Grand Bahama Island
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Straw Market and Diamonds International. Get a sense of the local culture at Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, examine the collection at Educulture Bahamas - Junkanoo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and step off the mainland to explore Blue Lagoon Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nassau travel route planning tool .

New York City, USA to Nassau is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Nassau dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Island
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by A and A Hidden Treasures, contemplate the long history of Dunmore Town, then shop like a local with Princess Street Gallery, and finally stroll through Pink Sands Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Harbour Island online trip itinerary builder .

Ride a ferry from Nassau to Harbour Island in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Princess Street Gallery ©
Princess Street Gallery
Dunmore Town ©
Dunmore Town

1
day
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Gold Rock Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Port Lucaya Marketplace.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Bahama Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Harbour Island to Grand Bahama Island in 5.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Beaches Shopping
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Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach
Port Lucaya Marketplace ©
Port Lucaya Marketplace

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