6 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

6 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands tour itinerary planner

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


Cruz Bay, St. John

— 2 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Cruz Bay is known for adventure, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach, stop by Bamboo Studio, and contemplate the long history of Annaberg Sugar Plantation.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay planner.

Durham, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in August, Cruz Bay is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

— 3 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 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Coki Point Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Coral World Ocean Park, and then kick back and relax at Magens Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sapphire Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Eden Jewelers, and finally make a trip to Main Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charlotte Amalie trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Charlotte Amalie can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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.