8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands travel planner

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

— 3 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. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, look for gifts at Vibe Collection, and stroll through Maho Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip planner.

New York City, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Cruz Bay. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Cruz Bay, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coki Point Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Coral World Ocean Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): stop by Imperial Dynasty Jewelers, then make a trip to Main Street, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Magens Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte Amalie sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Charlotte Amalie are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Croix

— 2 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, explore the gorgeous colors at Buck Island Reef National Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at Point Udall. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Fort Frederik and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Croix trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte Amalie to St. Croix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.