22 days in United States & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

22 days in United States & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

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22 days in United States & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  14 h
1
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Orlando, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Niagara Falls, United States
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

3
nights
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
You'll get in some beach time at Gold Rock Beach and Xanadu Beach. Visiting Lucayan National Park and Fortune Beach will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Theo's Wreck and look for gifts at Coastal Mojo.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Bahama Island trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Grand Bahama Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Grand Bahama Island hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach
Lucayan National Park ©
Lucayan National Park
Xanadu Beach ©
Xanadu Beach

6
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Head to Duncan McClellan Gallery and World of Disneyfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Discovery Cove and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Largo Central Park (in Largo), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange). Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and don't miss a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando holiday planner.

You can fly from Grand Bahama Island to Orlando in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. July in Orlando sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Duncan McClellan Gallery, Fishing Charters & Tours, Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
nights
Niagara Falls, United States

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Our Lady of Victory Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Winds and Devil's Hole State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Panama Rocks Scenic Park in Panama (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, head off the coast to Grass Island, see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planning website .

You can fly from Orlando to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

7
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and SoHofor some retail therapy. Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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