28 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

28 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

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New York City
— 9 nights
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Vernon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Princeton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Toms River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 9 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Coney Island (in Brooklyn) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City online vacation maker.

Quito, Ecuador to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Quito in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vernon.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vernon

— 4 nights
Vernon Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vernon: Storm King Art Center (in New Windsor), Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson) and Adams Fairacre Farms (in Wappingers Falls). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Grey Towers National Historic Site, trek along Stairway to Heaven Trail, sample the fine beverages at Catskill Distilling Company, and test your team's savvy at Solve It Escape Rooms.

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You can drive from New York City to Vernon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Vernon when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Vernon

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Princeton

— 4 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Peddler's Village (in Lahaska), Parx Casino (in Bensalem) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, trek along Power Line Trail, look for gifts at Landau's, and pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Princeton trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Vernon to Princeton in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Toms River.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Toms River

— 3 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
Explore Toms River's surroundings by going to Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach), Asbury Park (Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park & Asbury Park Boardwalk) and St. Catharine Catholic Church (in Spring Lake). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at Amazing Escape Room Freehold, let the kids burn off some steam at Castle Park II, stroll through Cattus Island County Park, and get outside with River Lady.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Toms River trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Toms River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Toms River sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Toms River

Fun & Games · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape May

— 5 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Atlantic City (Atlantic City Boardwalk, New Jersey Korean War Memorial, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May Point State Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape May online travel planner.

You can drive from Toms River to Cape May in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.