8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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

3
nights
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.
Charlotte Amalie is known for shopping, adventure, historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Coral World Ocean Park, kick back and relax at Sapphire Beach, tour the water at your own pace with See & Ski Powerboat Rentals and Charters, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charlotte Amalie online trip builder .

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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In May, Charlotte Amalie is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

East End, See & Ski Powerboat Rentals and Charters, Magens Bay
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Magens Bay ©
Magens Bay
Coral World Ocean Park ©
Coral World Ocean Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
St. Croix

St. Croix ©
The largest of the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate the long history of Fort Christiansvaern, and then identify plant and animal life at Buck Island Reef National Monument.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Croix sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Charlotte Amalie to St. Croix in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in St. Croix

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

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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.
Take a break from Cruz Bay with a short trip to Annaberg Sugar Plantation in Virgin Islands National Park, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Trunk Bay, tour the water at your own pace with St. John Yacht Charters Survivan, stop by Bamboo Studio, and kick back and relax at Maho Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cruz Bay travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and ferry from St. Croix to Cruz Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Cruz Bay can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Virgin Islands National Park, Bamboo Studio
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Trunk Bay ©
Trunk Bay
Cruz Bay Watersports ©
Cruz Bay Watersports
Maho Beach ©
Maho Beach

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