8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Cyril E. King Airport, Drive to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 1 night
Ferry
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East End, St. Thomas
— 1 night
Taxi to St Thomas SPB, Fly to St. Croix
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St. Croix
— 2 nights
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Cruz Bay, St. John — 1 night

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salomon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Annaberg Sugar Plantation, contemplate the waterfront views at Francis Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caneel Bay Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip itinerary builder app.

Newark, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Cruz Bay. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cruz Bay when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to East End.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

East End, St. Thomas — 1 night

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On the 13th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coki Point Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bluebeard's Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our East End road trip app.

Ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to East End in an hour. In August in East End, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Croix.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

St. Croix — 2 nights

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Aquaman Virgin Islands, then contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, and then relax and rejuvenate at Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of St. George Village Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Estate Whim Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Croix driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from East End to St. Croix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in St. Croix can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.