8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paradise Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Harbour Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): try to win big at Atlantis Casino and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine Habitat at Atlantis. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Rose Island and then play a few rounds at Ocean Club Golf Course.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paradise Island day trip app .

Seattle, USA to Paradise Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In May, Paradise Island is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Paradise Island

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Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Rose Island ©
Rose Island
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by A and A Hidden Treasures, and then stroll through Pink Sands Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Harbour Island road trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Paradise Island to Harbour Island takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Nassau.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
A and A Hidden Treasures ©
A and A Hidden Treasures

4
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 29th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, hunt for treasures at Straw Market, head off the coast to Blue Lagoon Island, and meet the residents at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nassau road trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Harbour Island to Nassau in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nassau can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Aquaventure ©
Aquaventure
Blue Lagoon Island ©
Blue Lagoon Island

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