15 days in U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic & Turks and Caicos Itinerary

15 days in U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic & Turks and Caicos Itinerary

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15 days in U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic & Turks and Caicos Itinerary

Washington DC, United States
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  45​min
Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC, United States

1
day
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie ©
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 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Magens Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte Amalie trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Charlotte Amalie when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

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Magens Bay, Honeymoon Beach, Morningstar Beach
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Magens Bay ©
Magens Bay
Honeymoon Beach ©
Honeymoon Beach
Morningstar Beach ©
Morningstar Beach

4
days
Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Cruz Bay ©
The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
We've included these beaches for you: Maho Bay and Honeymoon Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Hawksnest Beach and Scott Bay Beach. Take a break from Cruz Bay with a short trip to Salt Pond Bay in Virgin Islands National Park, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay, take a stroll through Coral Bay, stop by Bamboo Studio, and tour the water at your own pace with Calypso Charters Bad Kitty.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cruz Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. August in Cruz Bay sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, Caneel Bay
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Salt Pond Bay ©
Salt Pond Bay
Cinnamon Bay Beach ©
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Trunk Bay ©
Trunk Bay

3
days
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Croix ©
The largest of the U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Buck Island Reef National Monument. You'll get in some beach time at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach and Rainbow Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, trek along Point Udall, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Crucian Gold.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Croix trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Cruz Bay to St. Croix in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. In August, daily temperatures in St. Croix can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in St. Croix

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Buck Island Reef National Monument ©
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Scuba & Snorkeling
Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach

2
days
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Don Lucas Cigars, look for all kinds of wild species at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Juanillo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Macao Beach, then kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, and then look for gifts at Nino's Liquors.

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Do a combination of car and flight from St. Croix to Punta Cana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. August in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Providenciales.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

4
days
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Providenciales ©
The most commercialized part of the Turks and Caicos, Providenciales remains the islands' tourism heaven, boasting many resorts, hotel chains, and condominiums.
Take a break from the city and head to Long Bay Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Sapodilla Bay. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Chalk Sound. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grace Bay, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Leeward Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Providenciales road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Punta Cana to Providenciales in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Punta Cana to Providenciales. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Providenciales

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Sapodilla Bay ©
Sapodilla Bay
Chalk Sound ©
Chalk Sound
Grace Bay ©
Grace Bay

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