8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

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8 days in Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  11​h
1
Nassau, New Providence Island
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eleuthera
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Grand Bahama Island
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cable Beach and Blue Lagoon Island. For shopping fun, head to Straw Market or The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Pirates of Nassau Museum, see the interesting displays at Educulture Bahamas - Junkanoo Museum, don't miss a visit to Christ Church Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Queen's Staircase.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nassau road trip planning website .

Seattle, USA to Nassau is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Nassau is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Nassau reach 86°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Eleuthera.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Marine Habitat at Atlantis
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Blue Lagoon Island ©
Blue Lagoon Island
Queen's Staircase ©
Queen's Staircase

3
nights
Eleuthera

Eleuthera ©
The long, thin island of Eleuthera has plenty of coast, built up in places and left wild and rural in others.
Get a sense of the local culture at Princess Street Gallery and Dunmore Town. Step out of the city life by going to Bahamas Ocean Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to A and A Hidden Treasures (in Dunmore Town) and Pink Sands Beach (in Harbour Island). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Eleuthera trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nassau to Eleuthera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Eleuthera

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Harbour Island
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve ©
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

1
night
Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
On the 29th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Port Lucaya Marketplace.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Bahama Island trip site .

You can fly from Eleuthera to Grand Bahama Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Grand Bahama Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Shopping
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Port Lucaya Marketplace ©
Port Lucaya Marketplace

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