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
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Taxi to Charlotte Amalie, Fly to Christiansted
St. Croix
— 3 nights


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.
Charlotte Amalie is known for shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sapphire Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Coral World Ocean Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte Amalie trip app.

Indianapolis, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Charlotte Amalie, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in March, expect Charlotte Amalie to be much warmer, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Cruz Bay, St. John

— 2 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Trunk Bay Beach, then don't miss a visit to Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and then kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Vibe Collection, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then soothe aching muscles at Coastal Retreat Studios & Wellness.

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

Ride a ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cruz Bay are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

St. Croix

— 3 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, stroll through Buck Island Reef National Monument, and then explore the activities along Isaac Bay. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Estate Whim Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cane Bay, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight from Cruz Bay to St. Croix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. March in St. Croix sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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.