7 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 2 nights
Taxi to Red Hook, St Thomas, Ferry to Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 4 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to San Francisco


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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Magens Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sapphire Beach, then meet the residents at Coral World Ocean Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coki Point Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte Amalie road trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Charlotte Amalie, with highs around 90°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cruz Bay.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Cruz Bay, St. John — 4 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Cruz Bay is known for adventure, beaches, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jumbie Beach, examine the collection at Cinnamon Bay Archeology Museum & Lab, and contemplate the waterfront views at Leinster Bay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Cruz Bay can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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.