5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Taxi to Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 2 nights


Cruz Bay, St. John — 2 nights

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 27th (Mon): stop by Bamboo Studio, kick back and relax at Trunk Bay Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, then kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Caneel Bay Beach.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Cruz Bay online journey planner.

Little Rock, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Little Rock to Cruz Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Little Rock in June since evenings lows in Cruz Bay dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Coki Point Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Magens Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on The VI Cat.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte Amalie trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Charlotte Amalie, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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.