10 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

10 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands route planner

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St. Croix
— 2 nights
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East End, St. Thomas
— 3 nights
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 4 nights
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St. Croix

— 2 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Estate Whim Museum, stroll through Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Frederik, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures (SCUBA), Inc., then steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, and then see the vivid underwater world at Buck Island Reef National Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Croix trip itinerary builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to St. Croix is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 4 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in St. Croix at 85°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to East End.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

East End, St. Thomas

— 3 nights
St.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Magens Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, look for gifts at Diamonds International, indulge in some personalized pampering at A Touch of Wellness Massage & Health Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lindqvist Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our East End road trip planner.

Getting from St. Croix to East End by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daytime highs in East End are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in East End

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cruz Bay, St. John

— 4 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Kids will enjoy Trunk Bay Beach and Caneel Bay Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach, stop by Vibe Collection, explore the activities along Leinster Bay, and contemplate the long history of Annaberg Sugar Plantation.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cruz Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from East End to Cruz Bay takes an hour. In December in Cruz Bay, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
America's Paradise
Three main and a number of minor islands that make up U.S. Virgin Islands treat visitors to a blend of historical sites and picture-perfect beaches. Though officially American territory--nicknamed "America's Paradise"--these islands boast a mix of cultures that make for culturally enriching vacations. A no-passport-required status makes holidays in U.S. Virgin Islands extremely popular with American tourists, who flock to this tropical heaven to enjoy scenic beaches, outdoor activities, and tasty local food. The islands are also a duty-free shopping destination, which also makes them appealing to shopaholics from across the world.