10 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

10 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

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Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wildwood
— 1 night
Drive
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Asbury Park
— 2 nights
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to OR Tambo International Airport

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New York City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and Fifth Avenue. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Step out of New York City to go to Far Rockaway and see Rockaway Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, make a trip to Ellis Island, and contemplate the long history of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to New York City. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wildwood.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Wildwood

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory, and then do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wildwood travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from New York City to Wildwood in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Wildwood are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Wildwood

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Asbury Park

Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, admire the striking features of Paramount Theater and Convention Hall, then make a trip to Asbury Park Boardwalk, and finally examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, take in the waterfront at Point Pleasant Beach, and then shop like a local with Hot Sand.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Asbury Park driving holiday website.

You can drive from Wildwood to Asbury Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.