5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

5 days in U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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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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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trunk Bay Beach and Francis Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caneel Bay Beach and Jumbie Beach. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Annaberg Sugar Plantation, enjoy the sand and surf at Salomon Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cruz Bay trip site.

Atlanta, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Cruz Bay due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cruz Bay when traveling from Atlanta in July, with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

— 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 8th (Thu), look for gifts at Kay's Fine Jewelry, then kick back and relax at Bluebeard's Beach, then kick back and relax at Coki Point Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Magens Bay. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morningstar Beach, then walk around Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Seas the Day Charters and Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte Amalie road trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Charlotte Amalie are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

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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.