15 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

15 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 9 nights
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 4 nights
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St. Croix
— 1 day
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Cruz Bay, St. John — 9 nights

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Get outdoors at Trunk Bay Beach and Caneel Bay Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Hansen Bay Beach and Jumbie Beach. There's lots more to do: hike along Lind Point Trail, stroll through Reef Bay Trail, steep yourself in history at Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, and don't miss a visit to Annaberg Sugar Plantation.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip itinerary builder website.

Phoenix, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Phoenix to Cruz Bay. When traveling from Phoenix in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Cruz Bay, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas — 4 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Magens Bay and Morningstar Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Coki Point Beach and Bluebeard's Beach. Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at St. Thomas Food Tours, look for gifts at Gold Mine Fine Jewelry, make a trip to St. Thomas Synagogue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Congregation Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasadim.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte Amalie attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. December in Charlotte Amalie sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to St. Croix.
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St. Croix — 1 day

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
On the 1st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Croix trip planning site.

Getting from Charlotte Amalie to St. Croix by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in St. Croix are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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