8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands holiday planner

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 2 nights
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 5 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Charlotte


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.
Charlotte Amalie is known for shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Magens Bay, get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to St. Thomas Synagogue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coki Point Beach.

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Charlotte, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Charlotte, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Charlotte Amalie, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salt Pond Bay in Virgin Islands National Park (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maho Bay Beach, explore the activities along Hawksnest Beach, kick back and relax at Caneel Bay Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can 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.