5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands vacation planner

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, St. John
— 2 nights
Ferry
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East End, St. Thomas
— 2 nights
Taxi to Charlotte Amalie, Fly to New York JFK

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Cruz Bay, St. John

— 2 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, then steep yourself in history at Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Leinster Bay. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at R&I Patton Goldsmithing, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cruz Bay route maker app.

New York City, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Cruz Bay due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Cruz Bay dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to East End.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

East End, St. Thomas

— 2 nights
St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Coki Point Beach, get to know the resident critters at Coral World Ocean Park, and then stroll through Sapphire Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the East End online travel route planner.

Getting from Cruz Bay to East End by ferry takes about an hour. July in East End sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in East End

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
America's Paradise
Three main and a number of minor islands that make up U.S. Virgin Islands treat visitors to a blend of historical sites and picture-perfect beaches. Though officially American territory--nicknamed "America's Paradise"--these islands boast a mix of cultures that make for culturally enriching vacations. A no-passport-required status makes holidays in U.S. Virgin Islands extremely popular with American tourists, who flock to this tropical heaven to enjoy scenic beaches, outdoor activities, and tasty local food. The islands are also a duty-free shopping destination, which also makes them appealing to shopaholics from across the world.

St. Thomas travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
Plan a trip to St. Thomas for a holiday full of duty-free shopping, relaxing, and sightseeing. Although the most commercialized of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is rich in culture and history. A popular cruise ship destination, the hilly island boasts idyllic beaches, upscale resorts, a lively nightlife, and a fine dining scene. Whether you're looking to visit churches and museums, laze on tropical beaches, or have an outdoor adventure, you won't run out of things to do on St. Thomas.