12 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

12 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands trip planner
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Cyril E. King Airport, Drive to Virgin Islands National Park
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
— 5 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Christiansted, Taxi to St. Croix
St. Croix
— 3 nights
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 2 nights


Virgin Islands National Park, St. John — 5 nights

The hills, valleys, and tropical rainforest of Virgin Islands National Park tell only half the story, with just as much (if not more) to be found under the sea.
Visiting Trunk Bay Beach and Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Salt Pond Bay and Gibney Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawksnest Beach, trek along Drunk Bay Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Hurricane Hole, and relax and rejuvenate at Island Massage.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Virgin Islands National Park sightseeing planner.

Hartford, USA to Virgin Islands National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hartford to Virgin Islands National Park is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hartford in August, with highs in Virgin Islands National Park at 89°F and lows at 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Croix.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

St. Croix — 3 nights

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
Family-friendly places like Isaac Bay and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Buck Island Cove and Buck Island Charters. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Shoy Beach, discover the deep blue sea with St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures (SCUBA), Inc., steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, and see the interesting displays at Estate Whim Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Croix trip maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Virgin Islands National Park to St. Croix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August in St. Croix, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Charlotte Amalie.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas — 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Water Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frederick Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on The VI Cat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Morningstar Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bluebeard's Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Thomas Synagogue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte Amalie trip tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Croix to Charlotte Amalie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Fri).
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

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.