6 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

6 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Make it your trip
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 1 night
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 4 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Tampa


Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Blue Island DIvers and then don't miss a visit to St. Thomas Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Magens Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bluebeard's Beach, and then stroll through Coki Point Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Charlotte Amalie planning app.

Tampa, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Tampa in January, expect Charlotte Amalie to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Cruz Bay.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Cruz Bay, St. John — 4 nights

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
You'll get in some beach time at Trunk Bay Beach and Francis Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salt Pond Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Salomon Beach, explore the activities along Hawksnest Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caneel Bay Beach, and hike along Ram Head Trail.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cruz Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. January in Cruz Bay sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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.