10 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

10 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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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.
Attractions like Magens Bay and Coki Point Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Do your shopping at Diamonds International St. Thomas and Gallery St. Thomas. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sapphire Beach, cast your line with Simplicity Charters, look for gifts at Cardow Jewelers, and steep yourself in history at 99 Steps.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte Amalie trip itinerary tool.

Kansas City, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in December; daily highs in Charlotte Amalie reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

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.
On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at Kro-gu, then stop by Bamboo Studio, then contemplate the long history of Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and finally kick back and relax at Cinnamon Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Honeymoon Beach, and then stop by Mongoose Junction.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

St. Croix

— 2 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, then stop by Purple Papaya Souvenir and Gift Shop, then look for gifts at Ib Designs, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Buck Island Reef National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Frederik, then don't miss a visit to Eliza James-McBean Clock Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Estate Whim Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Croix tour builder app.

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 December, daily temperatures in St. Croix can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches

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.