4 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

4 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands holiday maker

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 1 night
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 2 nights


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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Annaberg Sugar Plantation, stroll through Maho Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Trunk Bay Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip maker tool.

Houston, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Houston in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Cruz Bay, with highs around 85°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Kay's Fine Jewelry, stroll through Coki Point Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Coral World Ocean Park, and finally kick back and relax at Sapphire Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Magens Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte Amalie trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie in 1.5 hours. In January in Charlotte Amalie, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · 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.