8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Grand Bahama Island
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Eleuthera
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

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hours
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Gold Rock Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Bahama Island trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Grand Bahama Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Charlotte in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Grand Bahama Island, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marsh Harbour.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach

1
night
Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island

Marsh Harbour ©
On the 9th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Hope Town Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Tahiti Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsh Harbour driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Bahama Island to Marsh Harbour takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Eleuthera.

Things to do in Marsh Harbour

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Great Abaco Island
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Hope Town Lighthouse ©
Hope Town Lighthouse
Tahiti Beach ©
Tahiti Beach

4
nights
Eleuthera

Eleuthera ©
The long, thin island of Eleuthera has plenty of coast, built up in places and left wild and rural in others.
Escape the urban bustle at Bahamas Ocean Safaris and French Leave Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Pink Sands Beach and Ten Bay Beach. Go for a jaunt from Eleuthera to Harbour Island to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Twin Sisters Beach, relax in the rural setting at Eleuthera Island Farm, and explore the striking landscape at Sapphire Blue Hole.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Eleuthera trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Marsh Harbour to Eleuthera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Eleuthera

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Harbour Island
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Ten Bay Beach ©
Ten Bay Beach
French Leave Beach ©
French Leave Beach
Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands 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.
On the 14th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Pirates of Nassau Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, look for gifts at Tag Heuer Boutique, then view the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Village. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Jaws Beach, see the interesting displays at Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation, and then explore the world behind art at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nassau day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Eleuthera to Nassau in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Nassau can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nassau

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Marina Village
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Jaws Beach ©
Jaws Beach
Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre ©
Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation ©

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