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

Make it your trip
Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 4 nights
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 3 nights


Cruz Bay, St. John

— 4 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Coral Bay and Annaberg Sugar Plantation. Get in touch with nature at Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure - Virgin Islands Ecotours and Hansen Bay Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Salomon Beach, stop by TuTu Much, make a trip to Bajo El Sol Gallery, Art Bar & Rum Room, and stroll through Jumbie Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cruz Bay online travel planner.

Madison, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Madison to Cruz Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Cruz Bay is warmer than Madison - with highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at St. Thomas Diving Club and Morningstar Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Water Island. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bluebeard's Beach, make a trip to St. Thomas Synagogue, take some stellar pictures from Charlotte Amalie Overlook, and see the interesting displays at Pirates Treasure Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Charlotte Amalie trip website.

Getting from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Charlotte Amalie, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.