8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bahamas tour itinerary planner

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Nassau, New Providence Island
— 2 nights
Paradise Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Nassau, Fly to George Town
George Town, Great Exuma
— 2 nights
Grand Bahama Island
— 2 nights


Nassau, New Providence Island

— 2 nights
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cable Beach and Cabbage Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre and Blue Lagoon Island. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas, explore and take pictures at The Cloister, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nassau tour planner.

Newark, USA to Nassau is an approximately 7-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in October: highs in Nassau hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Paradise Island

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, then fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Cay, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Paradise Island trip planner.

Paradise Island is just a stone's throw from Nassau. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure · Tours

George Town, Great Exuma

— 2 nights
Few island getaways are more idyllic than George Town, a small settlement on the east coast of the Bahamian island of Exuma.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Beaches of Stocking Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tropic of Cancer Beach. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Aquaquest Escapes and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Plum Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paradise Island to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Grand Bahama Island

— 2 nights
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
On the 29th (Fri), head outdoors with Chad4Nature Tours - Private Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Pat & Diane Snorkeling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Gold Rock Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Bahama Island visit website.

You can fly from George Town to Grand Bahama Island in 5 hours. In October in Grand Bahama Island, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bahamas travel guide

Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.