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

3
nights
St. Croix

St. Croix ©
The largest of the U.S.
Let the collections at Estate Whim Museum and Fort Frederik capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Protestant Cay and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve. The adventure continues: stroll through Carambola Tide Pools, see the vivid underwater world at Cane Bay, look for gifts at St. Croix LEAP, and take in nature's colorful creations at St. George Village Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read St. Croix trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to St. Croix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, St. Croix is much warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Caneel Bay.

Things to do in St. Croix

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Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Cane Bay ©
Cane Bay

1
night
Caneel Bay, St. John

Caneel Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Leinster Bay, then steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Francis Bay.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Caneel Bay online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and ferry from St. Croix to Caneel 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 January, daytime highs in Caneel Bay are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Caneel Bay

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Side Trips

Virgin Islands National Park, Francis Bay
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Leinster Bay ©
Leinster Bay
Francis Bay ©
Francis Bay
Annaberg Sugar Plantation ©
Annaberg Sugar Plantation

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bluebeard's Beach and Kay's Fine Jewelry. We've included these beaches for you: Sapphire Beach and Coki Point Beach. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Magens Bay, look for gifts at Ballerina Jewelers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hull Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte Amalie day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Caneel Bay to Charlotte Amalie in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Charlotte Amalie are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

St. Thomas, East End, Coki Point Beach, Magens Bay
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Coki Point Beach ©
Coki Point Beach
Magens Bay ©
Magens Bay
Sapphire Beach ©
Sapphire Beach