10 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

10 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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10 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Jersey City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. You've now added Jilly's Arcade to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Jilly's Arcade.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ocean City travel planning site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Ocean City is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Ocean City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Ocean City is cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May County Park & Zoo, Wildwood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Jilly's Arcade ©
Jilly's Arcade

1
night
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
You've now added The Playground at Caesars to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Atlantic City Boardwalk, browse the different shops at The Playground at Caesars, then browse the different shops at The Quarter at Tropicana, and finally take a stroll through Ocean City Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Atlantic City trip itinerary maker .

Atlantic City is just a short distance from Ocean City. December in Atlantic City sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ocean City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
The Quarter at Tropicana ©
The Quarter at Tropicana

2
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Attractions like Bronx Zoo and Liberty Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, pause for some photo ops at Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to The Morris Canal, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jersey City travel planner .

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Jersey City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jersey City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, Turtle Back Zoo, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Turtle Back Zoo ©
Turtle Back Zoo
Liberty Science Center ©
Liberty Science Center

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planning site .

New York City is just a stone's throw from Jersey City. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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