9 days in Bahamas Itinerary

9 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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9 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Paradise Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Grand Bahama Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Do your shopping at Straw Market and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Escape the urban bustle at Cable Beach and Junkanoo Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Queen's Staircase, explore the historical opulence of Fort Fincastle, stop by Diamonds International, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cabbage Beach.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nassau trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Nassau is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Nassau, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect Nassau to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
Junkanoo Beach ©
Junkanoo Beach

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Village, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Ocean Club Golf Course, stop by Bahama Craft Centre, and then try to win big at Atlantis Casino.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paradise Island trip planner .

Paradise Island is very close to Nassau. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
On the 29th (Sun), look for gifts at Coastal Mojo, then view the masterpieces at Leo's Art Gallery, then take a leisurely stroll along Port Lucaya Marketplace, and finally kick back and relax at Gold Rock Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Groves, then kick back and relax at Taino Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent De Paul Church.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Bahama Island route planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Paradise Island to Grand Bahama Island in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In March in Grand Bahama Island, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach
Port Lucaya Marketplace ©
Port Lucaya Marketplace
Taino Beach ©
Taino Beach

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