8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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

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


Cruz Bay, St. John

— 4 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Get in touch with nature at Trunk Bay Beach and Caneel Bay Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Maho Bay Beach and Jumbie Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reef Bay Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, and make a trip to Annaberg Sugar Plantation.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cruz Bay road trip website.

San Diego, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 4 hours. In June, Cruz Bay is somewhat warmer than San Diego - with highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Magens Bay and Morningstar Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Thomas Diving Club and Bluebeard's Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pirates Treasure Museum, take some stellar pictures from Drake's Seat, step off the mainland to explore Water Island, and stop by Kay's Fine Jewelry.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte Amalie trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.