5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  45​min
St. Croix
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + ferry:  1​h 30​min
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + Drive + Fly + bus + subway:  8​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Sat), kick back and relax at Magens Bay.

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Washington DC, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Charlotte Amalie due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect Charlotte Amalie to be much warmer, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

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Magens Bay, Coki Point Beach, Sapphire Beach
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Magens Bay ©
Magens Bay
Coki Point Beach ©
Coki Point Beach
Sapphire Beach ©
Sapphire Beach

1
night
St. Croix

St. Croix ©
The largest of the U.S.
On the 1st (Mon), see the vivid underwater world at Buck Island Reef National Monument, contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge.

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Getting from Charlotte Amalie to St. Croix by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in St. Croix are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in St. Croix

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Fort Christiansvaern ©
Fort Christiansvaern
Buck Island Reef National Monument ©
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Maho Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Annaberg Sugar Plantation and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry from St. Croix to Cruz Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

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Virgin Islands National Park
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Trunk Bay ©
Trunk Bay
Maho Beach ©
Maho Beach
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