5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay, St John, Drive to Virgin Islands National Park
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
— 2 nights
Drive to Cruz Bay, St John, Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 1 night
Taxi to Charlotte Amalie, Fly to Christiansted
St. Croix
— 1 night



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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jumbie Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caneel Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Francis Bay, wander the streets of Coral Bay, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Virgin Islands National Park journey planning app.

Minneapolis, USA to Virgin Islands National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, Virgin Islands National Park is much hotter than Minneapolis - with highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Virgin Islands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

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 14th (Thu), stop by Kay's Fine Jewelry, admire the natural beauty at Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden, get the adrenaline pumping with St. Thomas Flyboarding, then get interesting insight from Blue Island DIvers, and finally examine the collection at Pirates Treasure Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charlotte Amalie trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Virgin Islands National Park to Charlotte Amalie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

St. Croix

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at St. George Village Botanical Garden and then see Gecko's Island Adventures.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Croix trip site.

Getting from Charlotte Amalie to St. Croix by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In January in St. Croix, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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.