18 days in Bahamas Itinerary

18 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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18 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: McAllen
Fly:  14​h
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 5 nights
ferry:  3​h
2
Harbour Island
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Long Island
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Paradise Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: McAllen

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.
You've added Diamonds International, Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island, Spas & Wellness, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Pirates of Nassau Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Jetline Simulation Bahamas, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nassau trip planner.

McAllen, USA to Nassau is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from McAllen in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nassau: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 72°F at night. You'll set off for Harbour Island on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
Junkanoo Beach ©
Junkanoo Beach

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Pink Sands Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Princess Street Gallery, get outside with Abaco Tours & Activities, and steep yourself in history at Dunmore Town.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Harbour Island trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Nassau to Harbour Island in 3 hours. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toLong Island.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Abaco Tours & Activities
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Abaco Tours & Activities ©
Abaco Tours & Activities

4
nights
Long Island

Long Island ©
Serene Long Island has a long, thing form, with the Tropic of Cancer running directly through the landmass and giving it its two contrasting coastlines.
On the 5th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Long Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dean's Blue Hole. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Deadman's Cay Caves.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Long Island tour planner.

Getting from Harbour Island to Long Island by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Long Island

Parks Nature
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Dean's Blue Hole ©
Dean's Blue Hole
Long Island ©
Long Island

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atlantis Casino. On the 13th (Sat), tee off at Ocean Club Golf Course and then try your luck at Atlantis Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by Bahama Craft Centre, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paradise Island trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Grand Bahama Island to Paradise Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Predator Lagoon ©
Predator Lagoon
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino
Marina Village ©
Marina Village

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