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 Atlanta


Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas — 2 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Magens Bay and Coral World Ocean Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Charlotte Amalie to go to Virgin Islands National Park and see Waterlemon Cay, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Coki Point Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to St. Thomas Synagogue, and kick back and relax at Sapphire Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Charlotte Amalie trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Charlotte Amalie is 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect nights in Charlotte Amalie to be much hotter, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cruz Bay.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Cruz Bay, St. John — 5 nights

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trunk Bay Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Go for a jaunt from Cruz Bay to Virgin Islands National Park to see Salt Pond Bay about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Maho Bay Beach, explore the activities along Leinster Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caneel Bay Beach, and steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. April in Cruz Bay sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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.