5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands trip planner

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 2 nights
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

— 2 nights

Duty-free Capital of the World

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 29th (Wed), kick back and relax at Magens Bay. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coki Point Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sapphire Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte Amalie vacation planning site.

New York City, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much warmer in Charlotte Amalie: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Cruz Bay, St. John

— 2 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Mango Bliss Spa of St. John, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maho Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, and finally look for gifts at Pink Papaya. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Bajo El Sol Gallery, Art Bar & Rum Room and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cruz Bay day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Cruz Bay are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

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.