8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Wilmington
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Harbour Island
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
2
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Wilmington

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 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Pink Sands Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then steep yourself in history at Dunmore Town.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Harbour Island travel itinerary planner.

Wilmington, USA to Harbour Island is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Spanish Wells.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Dunmore Town ©
Dunmore Town
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

Spanish Wells ©
On the 21st (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Ponderosa Shell & Gift Shop, and then explore the striking landscape at Glass Window.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Spanish Wells trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Harbour Island to Spanish Wells by ferry takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Governor's Harbour.

Things to do in Spanish Wells

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Glass Window
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Glass Window ©
Glass Window

3
nights
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera

Governor's Harbour ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lighthouse Beach and French Leave Beach. Relax by the water at Twin Cove Beach and Rainbow Bay Beach. When in Governor's Harbour, make a side trip to see Sandpiper Arts & Crafts in George Town, approximately 1h 05 min away.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Governor's Harbour online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Spanish Wells to Governor's Harbour in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Governor's Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eleuthera, Sandpiper Arts & Crafts
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Twin Cove Beach ©
Twin Cove Beach
Rainbow Bay Beach ©
Rainbow Bay Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, stop by Tag Heuer Boutique, then make a trip to Christ Church Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Graycliff Heritage Village. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, then make a trip to The Cloisters Nassau, and then admire the natural beauty at Versailles Gardens and French Cloister.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nassau trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Governor's Harbour to Nassau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In November in Nassau, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nassau

Shopping Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Versailles Gardens and French Cloister
Highlights from your plan
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas ©
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

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