5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands route planner

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 1 night
Ferry
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East End, St. Thomas
— 2 nights
Fly
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St. Croix
— 1 night
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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.
On the 12th (Thu), stop by Bamboo Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach, steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and then kick back and relax at Trunk Bay Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cruz Bay road trip planner.

Durham, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Cruz Bay. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Durham in August since evenings lows in Cruz Bay dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to East End.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

East End, St. Thomas

— 2 nights
St.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, stop by Imperial Dynasty Jewelers, and then kick back and relax at Magens Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coki Point Beach, and then stroll through Sapphire Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the East End travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to East End in an hour. In August in East End, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in East End

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

St. Croix

— 1 night

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
On the 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Fort Frederik and then examine the collection at Estate Whim Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St. Croix sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from East End to St. Croix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Museums
Highlights from your trip

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

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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.