15 days in U.S. Virgin Islands & British Virgin Islands Itinerary

15 days in U.S. Virgin Islands & British Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 4 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Virgin Gorda
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Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Road Town, British Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
Fly
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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

— 4 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Salomon Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trunk Bay Beach and Francis Bay. Take a break from Cruz Bay with a short trip to Hansen Bay Beach in East End, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jumbie Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Mango Bliss Spa of St.John, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maho Bay Beach, and stop by Awl Made Here.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cruz Bay trip planner.

New York City, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit 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 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Virgin Gorda.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

— 2 nights
Thankfully lacking some of the commercialism of other islands nearby, Virgin Gorda offers a relaxing place to holiday, and maintains a feeling of intimacy despite its reputation as an exclusive destination.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Virgin Gorda Peak, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sunchaser Scuba Ltd., and then head outdoors with Fusion BVI. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Savannah Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at The Baths, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spring Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Virgin Gorda itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cruz Bay to Virgin Gorda by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. July in Virgin Gorda sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Road Town.

Things to do in Virgin Gorda

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Road Town, British Virgin Islands

— 2 nights
Road Town, located on Tortola, is the capital of the British Virgin Islands. On the 29th (Thu), explore the activities along Brewers Bay, explore the gorgeous colors at Smuggler's Cove, and then kick back and relax at Long Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nanny Cay and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Road Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Virgin Gorda to Road Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Road Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Magens Bay and Bluebeard's Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Morningstar Beach and St. Thomas Synagogue. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Simplicity Charters, get great views at Charlotte Amalie Overlook, stop by Jewels Forever, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coki Point Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte Amalie road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Road Town to Charlotte Amalie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Charlotte Amalie can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

— 3 nights

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dive Experience and Shoy Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Rainbow Beach and Cane Bay. There's much more to do: see Gecko's Island Adventures, look for gifts at Adorn, steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, and trot along with Cruzan Cowgirls.

Make your St. Croix itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Charlotte Amalie to St. Croix in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in St. Croix are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Croix

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

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.

British Virgin Islands travel guide

4.4
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Escape from civilization and take a trip to British Virgin Islands, a collection of 60 small islands and cays in the Virgin Islands archipelago. Although British territory, the island is not noticeably British, offering a quiet and serene vibe that lives on despite a major tourism boom. With most of its islets uninhabited, British Virgin Islands remain a paradise for sailing, snorkeling, lazing on a deserted beach, and exploring sleepy seaside villages.