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
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 5 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Boston


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.
Go for a jaunt from Charlotte Amalie to Virgin Islands National Park to see Waterlemon Cay about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay, stroll through Coki Point Beach, make a trip to Main Street, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte Amalie road trip planning site.

Boston, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Charlotte Amalie, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in May: highs in Charlotte Amalie hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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 to go to Virgin Islands National Park and see Salt Pond Bay, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Maho Bay Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hawksnest Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jumbie Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cruz Bay trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in 1.5 hours. May in Cruz Bay sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) 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

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.