8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Cyril E. King Airport, Drive to Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay, St. John
— 3 nights
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 4 nights


Cruz Bay, St. John

— 3 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Attractions like Trunk Bay Beach and Maho Bay Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Leinster Bay, kick back and relax at Salomon Beach, and stop by Bamboo Studio.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cruz Bay trip builder.

Jacksonville, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jacksonville to Cruz Bay due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jacksonville in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cruz Bay, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

— 4 nights

Duty-free Capital of the World

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.
Kids will enjoy Magens Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Coral World Ocean Park, stroll through Sapphire Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coki Point Beach, and don't miss a visit to St. Thomas Synagogue.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte Amalie road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie in an hour. In December in Charlotte Amalie, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

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.