42 days in Bahamas Itinerary

42 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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42 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Grand Bahama Island
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Staniel Cay
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
George Town, Great Exuma
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h
6
Harbour Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
7
Paradise Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 14 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

10
nights
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Grand Bahama Island is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, parks, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Port Lucaya Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Groves, tee off at The Reef Golf Course, and head outdoors with Experience Grand Bahama Island with Hida.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Bahama Island online trip maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Grand Bahama Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Grand Bahama Island, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Grand Bahama Island at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marsh Harbour.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Garden of the Groves ©
Garden of the Groves
Port Lucaya Marketplace ©
Port Lucaya Marketplace
Lucayan National Park ©
Lucayan National Park

3
nights
Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island

Marsh Harbour ©
Go for a jaunt from Marsh Harbour to Treasure Cay to see Abaco Adventures about 34 minutes away.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Marsh Harbour trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Grand Bahama Island to Marsh Harbour takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Governor's Harbour.

Things to do in Marsh Harbour

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Abaco Island, Abaco Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Elbow Cay ©
Elbow Cay
Man-O-War Cay ©
Man-O-War Cay
Elbow Cay Lighthouse ©
Elbow Cay Lighthouse

2
nights
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera

Governor's Harbour ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at French Leave Beach, and then stop by The Blue Seahorse Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ten Bay Beach, get lost in a book at Haynes Library, and then explore the striking landscape at Glass Window.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Governor's Harbour driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Marsh Harbour to Governor's Harbour by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Staniel Cay.

Things to do in Governor's Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eleuthera, The Blue Seahorse Gift Shop
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve ©
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
Ten Bay Beach ©
Ten Bay Beach
Glass Window ©
Glass Window

1
night
Staniel Cay

Staniel Cay ©
The remote and pristine island of Staniel Cay has a reputation as being one of the most untouched and unspoiled islands in the area.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Pig Beach - Big Major Cay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Thunderball Grotto.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Staniel Cay trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Governor's Harbour to Staniel Cay by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Staniel Cay

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Thunderball Grotto ©
Thunderball Grotto
Pig Beach - Big Major Cay ©
Pig Beach - Big Major Cay

4
nights
George Town, Great Exuma

George Town ©
Few island getaways are more idyllic than George Town, a small settlement on the east coast of the Bahamian island of Exuma.
Step out of George Town to go to Moore Hill and see Tropic of Cancer Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches of Stocking Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, stroll through Hooper's Bay Beach, and pick up some local products at Exuma Markets.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the George Town online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Staniel Cay to George Town in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Harbour Island.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Great Exuma, Tropic of Cancer Beach
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Beaches of Stocking Island ©
Beaches of Stocking Island
Hooper's Bay Beach ©
Hooper's Bay Beach
Jolly Hall Beach ©
Jolly Hall Beach

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at A and A Hidden Treasures, and then steep yourself in history at Dunmore Town. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Princess Street Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pink Sands Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Harbour Island trip simple and quick.

Getting from George Town to Harbour Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Princess Street Gallery ©
Princess Street Gallery
Dunmore Town ©
Dunmore Town

5
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.
Paradise Island is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, wildlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Predator Lagoon, tee off at Paradise Island Golf Club, and step off the mainland to explore Rose Island.

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

Ride a ferry from Harbour Island to Paradise Island in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nassau.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino
Predator Lagoon ©
Predator Lagoon

14
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: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, steep yourself in history at Queen's Staircase, stroll through Junkanoo Beach, and head off the coast to Blue Lagoon Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nassau trip planner.

Nassau is just a stone's throw from Paradise Island. In January, daily temperatures in Nassau can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nassau

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

New Providence Island
Find places to stay Jan 18 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Aquaventure ©
Aquaventure
Blue Lagoon Island ©
Blue Lagoon Island

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