31 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

31 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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31 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  8​h
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 11 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
St. Croix
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  45​min
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

11
days
Cruz Bay, St. John

Cruz Bay ©
The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hansen Bay Beach and Salomon Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Annaberg Sugar Plantation and Coral Bay. Go for a jaunt from Cruz Bay to Virgin Islands National Park to see Salt Pond Bay about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Little Lameshur Bay, kick back and relax at Caneel Bay Beach, stroll through Maho Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cruz Bay vacation planning app .

New York City, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Cruz Bay hover around 89°F and lows are around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

St. John, Virgin Islands National Park, Caneel Bay, Coral Bay, Hansen Bay Beach
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Leinster Bay ©
Leinster Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trunk Bay ©
Trunk Bay

10
days
St. Croix

St. Croix ©
The largest of the U.S.
Take a break from the city and head to Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve and Carambola Tide Pools. You'll get in some beach time at Cane Bay and Shoy Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Buck Island Cove, contemplate the waterfront views at Davis Bay, kick back and relax at Tamarind Reef Beach, and steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the St. Croix road trip site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in St. Croix

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Cane Bay ©
Cane Bay
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge ©

9
days
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

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.
Get in touch with nature at See & Ski Powerboat Rentals and Charters and Coki Point Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bluebeard's Beach and Virgin Islands Boat Rental. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Magens Bay, meet the residents at Coral World Ocean Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sapphire Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Drake's Seat.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte Amalie journey maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from St. Croix to Charlotte Amalie in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Charlotte Amalie can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

St. Thomas, Smith Bay, East End, South Coast, Magens Bay
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Coki Point Beach ©
Coki Point Beach
Magens Bay ©
Magens Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

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