8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 3 nights
St. Croix
— 2 nights


Cruz Bay, St. John — 2 nights

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: kick back and relax at Trunk Bay Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caneel Bay Beach, and stop by Vibe Collection.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay vacation planner.

Orlando, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Cruz Bay. In July in Cruz Bay, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas — 3 nights

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.
When in Charlotte Amalie, make a side trip to see Waterlemon Cay in Virgin Islands National Park, approximately Virgin Islands National Park away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Magens Bay, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Coral World Ocean Park, stroll through Coki Point Beach, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte Amalie travel route builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. August in Charlotte Amalie sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to St. Croix.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

St. Croix — 2 nights

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at St. George Village Botanical Garden, then steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buck Island Reef National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Frederik.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St. Croix tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Charlotte Amalie to St. Croix by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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.