8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eleuthera
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Grand Bahama Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Nassau is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, try to win big at Atlantis Casino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabbage Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Blue Lagoon Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nassau trip planning website .

Washington DC, USA to Nassau is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Nassau reach 81°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Eleuthera.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Paradise Island
Highlights from your plan
Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Blue Lagoon Island ©
Blue Lagoon Island

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, then kick back and relax at French Leave Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ten Bay Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Eleuthera road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nassau to Eleuthera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Eleuthera

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ten Bay Beach ©
Ten Bay Beach
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve ©
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

1
night
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): 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.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Bahama Island itinerary planning site .

Getting from Eleuthera to Grand Bahama Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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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