12 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

12 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Fly
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 4 nights
Drive
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North Side, St. Thomas
— 1 day
Taxi to Red Hook, St Thomas, Ferry to Caneel Bay
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Caneel Bay, St. John
— 1 night
Taxi
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 1 night
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Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Drive to Charlotte Amalie, Fly to Christiansted
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St. Croix
— 5 nights
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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.
99 Steps has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Magens Bay and The VI Cat will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coki Point Beach and Sapphire Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pirates Treasure Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charlotte Amalie online sightseeing planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Charlotte Amalie due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in December, expect Charlotte Amalie to be much hotter, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to North Side.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

North Side, St. Thomas

— 1 day
The scenery of North Side brings in the visitors, with the area's small settlements set in attractive bays and surrounded by rolling hills.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see what you can catch with Swashbucklin Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read North Side online vacation planner.

North Side is very close to Charlotte Amalie. In December, daily temperatures in North Side can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Caneel Bay.

Things to do in North Side

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Caneel Bay, St. John

— 1 night
Caneel Bay Set on a 170-acre peninsula in the Virgin Islands National Park, near seven picturesque beaches, the Resort is one of the vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Honeymoon Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): wander the streets of Coral Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Honeymoon Beach, then make a trip to Annaberg Sugar Plantation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cinnamon Bay Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Caneel Bay Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Caneel Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from North Side to Caneel Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Caneel Bay are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Caneel Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cruz Bay, St. John

— 1 night

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oppenheimer Beach as well as Maho Bay Beach. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oppenheimer Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cruz Bay journey maker tool.

Cruz Bay is just a stone's throw from Caneel Bay. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for St. Croix.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

St. Croix

— 5 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
You've now added Cruzan Rum Distillery to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach and Cane Bay. Get some historical perspective at Estate Mount Washington Plantation and St. George Village Botanical Garden. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Buck Island Reef National Monument, take in the waterfront at Frederiksted Pier, kick back and relax at Rainbow Beach, and stroll through Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Croix vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Cruz Bay to St. Croix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

4.4
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.