8 days in St. John Itinerary

8 days in St. John Itinerary

Created using Inspirock St. John route planner

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay
— 7 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Philadelphia

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Cruz Bay

— 7 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Change things up with a short trip to Salt Pond Bay in Virgin Islands National Park (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Hawksnest Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Jumbie Beach, and stroll through Maho Bay Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay day trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cruz Bay, with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

St. John travel guide

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Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.