9 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

9 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands travel planner

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


Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

— 3 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.
Pirates Treasure Museum and 99 Steps are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Magens Bay and Sapphire Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stop by Imperial Dynasty Jewelers, take in the exciting artwork at Mango Tango, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, and surround yourself with nature on The VI Cat.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte Amalie trip itinerary builder tool.

Dallas, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Charlotte Amalie. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dallas in May since evenings lows in Charlotte Amalie dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Maho Bay Beach, then steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, then look for gifts at Vibe Collection, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in an hour. In May in Cruz Bay, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

St. Croix

— 2 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Frederik and Estate Whim Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Buck Island Reef National Monument and Rhythms at Rainbow Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, get a new perspective on things with St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures (SCUBA), Inc., stop by Crucian Gold, and explore and take pictures at Verne I. Richards Veteran Memorial Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Croix road trip site.

Getting from Cruz Bay to St. Croix by combination of ferry, taxi, and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May in St. Croix, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.