8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands visit planner

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
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East End, St. Thomas
— 3 nights
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St. Croix
— 2 nights
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail and Coral Bay. Get in touch with nature at Trunk Bay Beach and Maho Bay Beach. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, kick back and relax at Cinnamon Bay Beach, look for gifts at Bamboo Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caneel Bay Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Cruz Bay reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to East End.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

East End, St. Thomas

— 3 nights
St.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Magens Bay and Sapphire Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallery St. Thomas and Blackbeard’s Castle. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, and contemplate the long history of Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our East End driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cruz Bay to East End by ferry takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in East End are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in East End

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Croix

— 2 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at St. George Village Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Frederik, and finally examine the collection at Estate Whim Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures (SCUBA), Inc., then contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, and then stroll around D. Hamilton Jackson Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Croix trip planner.

You can fly from East End to St. Croix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In December in St. Croix, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.