5 days in St. John & St. Thomas Itinerary

5 days in St. John & St. Thomas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock U.S. Virgin Islands attractions planner

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay
— 2 nights
Charlotte Amalie
— 2 nights


Cruz Bay

— 2 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Annaberg Sugar Plantation, then kick back and relax at Cinnamon Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Trunk Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Mango Bliss Spa of St.John, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maho Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cruz Bay trip planner.

Houston, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Houston in January; daily highs in Cruz Bay reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Charlotte Amalie

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Coral World Ocean Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coki Point Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sapphire Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Kay's Fine Jewelry.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte Amalie trip itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Charlotte Amalie can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

St. John travel guide

Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing · Gift & Specialty Shops
With two thirds of St. John designated as a national park, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is also the least developed, lacking an airport and cruise ship docks. Although well connected to its more commercialized neighbor, St. Thomas, St. John makes it easy to get away from crowds and enjoy pristine white-sand beaches. On a trip to St. John you can spend your days snorkeling or kayaking, explore the verdant hills of the national park, or head to Cruz Bay, the islands largest town, for excellent dining and shopping.

St. Thomas travel guide

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.