9 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

9 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 4 nights
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 4 nights


Cruz Bay, St. John

— 4 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Take a break from the city and head to Trunk Bay Beach and Caneel Bay Beach. Relax by the water at Maho Bay Beach and Cinnamon Bay Beach. When in Cruz Bay, make a side trip to see Hansen Bay Beach in East End, approximately East End away. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Salomon Beach, soothe aching muscles at Coastal Retreat Studios & Wellness, and stroll through Jumbie Beach.

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Saint Louis, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Saint Louis to Cruz Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cruz Bay, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Magens Bay and Coki Point Beach. Visit Sapphire Beach and Lindqvist Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Imperial Dynasty Jewelers, indulge your taste buds at St. Thomas Food Tours, stroll around Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Coral World Ocean Park.

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Traveling by ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.