8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands trip planner

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 2 nights
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 5 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to New Orleans

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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.
Heavenly Days Catamaran has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coki Point Beach, and stop by House of Rajah Jewelers.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte Amalie day trip planning app.

New Orleans, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charlotte Amalie, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cruz Bay, St. John

— 5 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Step out of Cruz Bay with an excursion to Salt Pond Bay in Virgin Islands National Park--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Trunk Bay Beach, look for gifts at Vibe Collection, don't miss a visit to Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hawksnest Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cruz Bay vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

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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.