5 days in St. Thomas & St. John Itinerary

5 days in St. Thomas & St. John Itinerary

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Charlotte Amalie
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cruz Bay, St John, Drive to Virgin Islands National Park
Virgin Islands National Park
— 1 night
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to New York JFK


Charlotte Amalie

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.
On the 1st (Tue), stop by Trident Jewels & Time, stop by Eden Jewelers, make a trip to St. Thomas Synagogue, then stop by Imperial Dynasty Jewelers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bluebeard's Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte Amalie road trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Charlotte Amalie due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, Charlotte Amalie is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Virgin Islands National Park.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Virgin Islands National Park

The hills, valleys, and tropical rainforest of Virgin Islands National Park tell only half the story, with just as much (if not more) to be found under the sea.
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jumbie Beach, then wander the streets of Coral Bay, and then look for gifts at Island Muse Boutique. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salomon Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Virgin Islands National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Charlotte Amalie to Virgin Islands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virgin Islands National Park

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Thomas travel guide

Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
Plan a trip to St. Thomas for a holiday full of duty-free shopping, relaxing, and sightseeing. Although the most commercialized of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is rich in culture and history. A popular cruise ship destination, the hilly island boasts idyllic beaches, upscale resorts, a lively nightlife, and a fine dining scene. Whether you're looking to visit churches and museums, laze on tropical beaches, or have an outdoor adventure, you won't run out of things to do on St. Thomas.

St. John travel guide

Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing · Gift & Specialty Shops
With two thirds of St. John designated as a national park, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is also the least developed, lacking an airport and cruise ship docks. Although well connected to its more commercialized neighbor, St. Thomas, St. John makes it easy to get away from crowds and enjoy pristine white-sand beaches. On a trip to St. John you can spend your days snorkeling or kayaking, explore the verdant hills of the national park, or head to Cruz Bay, the islands largest town, for excellent dining and shopping.