8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 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
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 5 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Fort Lauderdale

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas — 2 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.
Charlotte Amalie is known for wildlife, shopping, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Magens Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, and head off the coast to Water Island.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte Amalie trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Charlotte Amalie is 1 hour. June in Charlotte Amalie sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Cruz Bay.
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Cruz Bay, St. John — 5 nights

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. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Annaberg Sugar Plantation, kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trunk Bay Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cruz Bay road trip planning 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 June in Cruz Bay, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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