9 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

9 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands vacation planner
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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Taxi to East End
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East End, St. Thomas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 3 nights
Unknown
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Water Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Washington DC

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East End, St. Thomas — 2 nights

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Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Ocean Surfari Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sapphire Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, and then kick back and relax at Coki Point Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our East End planning website.

Washington DC, USA to East End is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to East End is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in East End hover around 84°F and lows are around 73°F. You'll set off for Charlotte Amalie on the 17th (Tue).
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas — 3 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.
Charlotte Amalie is known for wildlife, shopping, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay, take some stellar pictures from Drake's Seat, walk around Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden, and steep yourself in history at Blackbeard’s Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte Amalie online journey planner.

Charlotte Amalie is very close to East End. January in Charlotte Amalie sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Water Island.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips

Water Island — 1 night

On the 21st (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Water Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Water Island holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Charlotte Amalie to Water Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Cruz Bay.
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Side Trip

Cruz Bay, St. John — 2 nights

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Bamboo Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Caneel Bay Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cruz Bay itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Water Island to Cruz Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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