7 days in U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 1 day
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
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Taxi to Christiansted, Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Virgin Islands National Park
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Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
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Drive to Cruz Bay, St John, Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Drive to Magens Bay
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Magens Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
Taxi to Charlotte Amalie, Fly to Austin

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Culebra, Puerto Rico — 1 day

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 23rd (Sat), get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Culebra attractions tool.

Dallas, USA to Culebra is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Culebra is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in April; daily highs in Culebra reach 85°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico — 1 night

On the 24th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to St. Croix.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands — 1 night

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the gorgeous colors at Buck Island Reef National Monument, steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Croix journey planner.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to St. Croix in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in St. Croix can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Virgin Islands National Park.
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Leinster Bay, make a trip to Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Virgin Islands National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from St. Croix to Virgin Islands National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Magens Bay.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Magens Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands — 1 night

On the 27th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, kick back and relax at Coki Point Beach, and then kick back and relax at Magens Bay.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Magens Bay trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Virgin Islands National Park to Magens Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Magens Bay are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

4.5
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.

St. John travel guide

4.8
Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing · Bodies of Water
With two thirds of St. John designated as a national park, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is also the least developed, lacking an airport and cruise ship docks. Although well connected to its more commercialized neighbor, St. Thomas, St. John makes it easy to get away from crowds and enjoy pristine white-sand beaches. On a trip to St. John you can spend your days snorkeling or kayaking, explore the verdant hills of the national park, or head to Cruz Bay, the islands largest town, for excellent dining and shopping.

St. Thomas travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
Plan a trip to St. Thomas for a holiday full of duty-free shopping, relaxing, and sightseeing. Although the most commercialized of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is rich in culture and history. A popular cruise ship destination, the hilly island boasts idyllic beaches, upscale resorts, a lively nightlife, and a fine dining scene. Whether you're looking to visit churches and museums, laze on tropical beaches, or have an outdoor adventure, you won't run out of things to do on St. Thomas.