8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands trip itinerary planner

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


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 to go to Virgin Islands National Park and see Salt Pond Bay, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, look for gifts at Vibe Collection, steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and explore the activities along Hawksnest Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cruz Bay online trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Cruz Bay is 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Cruz Bay are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are much warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to East End.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

East End, St. Thomas

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Magens Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sapphire Beach, get to know the resident critters at Coral World Ocean Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coki Point Beach.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the East End online driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to East End in an hour. In May in East End, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to St. Croix.

Things to do in East End

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Croix

— 2 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buck Island Reef National Monument, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Croix trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from East End to St. Croix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in St. Croix can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.