8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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St. Croix
— Few hours
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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Drive to Red Hook, St Thomas, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 3 nights
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St. Croix

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Estate Whim Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the St. Croix trip itinerary tool.

East London, South Africa to St. Croix is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from East London to St. Croix, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from East London, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in St. Croix, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in St. Croix

Museums

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Cruz Bay, St. John

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 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Leinster Bay, then steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cruz Bay online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from St. Croix to Cruz Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Cruz Bay sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Coki Point Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Coral World Ocean Park, and then kick back and relax at Magens Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sapphire Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Eden Jewelers, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte Amalie online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.