12 days in Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 6 nights
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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
Ferry
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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
Ferry
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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
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San Juan, Puerto Rico — 6 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Playa Crashboat. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Charlotte Amalie.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands — 1 night

One of the most visited cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean, the town of Charlotte Amalie is known around the world for its duty-free jewelry, perfume, and liquor shops.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on The VI Cat and then make a trip to Main Street. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Magens Bay, then get to know the resident critters at Coral World Ocean Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coki Point Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Charlotte Amalie tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Charlotte Amalie takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Charlotte Amalie are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cruz Bay.
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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands — 1 night

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Bamboo Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maho Bay Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cruz Bay day trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Croix.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands — 2 nights

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Virgin Islands Food Tours as well as Caribbean Sea Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Fort Frederik, stroll through Rhythms at Rainbow Beach, then let your taste buds guide you at Virgin Islands Food Tours, then fly like a bird with Caribbean Sea Adventures, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Croix tour builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Cruz Bay to St. Croix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Charlotte Amalie.
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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sapphire Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to St. Thomas Synagogue.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte Amalie online itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Croix to Charlotte Amalie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Mon).
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.
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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.
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