11 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

11 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Wayne
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Jersey City
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Wayne

Wayne ©
Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States less than 20mi from Midtown Manhattan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Mount Peter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuxedo Ridge Ski Resort, then revel in the low prices at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, and finally stop by Prada. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, hike along Anthony's Nose, then take in the awesome beauty at Turkey Mountain, and finally explore the striking landscape of Croton Gorge Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wayne itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Wayne is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in January, things will get colder in Wayne: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Wayne

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Central Valley, Croton Gorge Park, Anthony's Nose, Mount Peter, Tuxedo Ridge Ski Resort
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Anthony's Nose ©
Anthony's Nose
Croton Gorge Park ©
Croton Gorge Park

4
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Independence National Historical Park and Ski Big Bear. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Reading Terminal Market and The Mills at Jersey Gardens. Explore Jersey City's surroundings by going to Power Line Trail (in Horsham), Philadelphia (Independence Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, & more) and Words Bookstore (in Maplewood). It doesn't end there: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mill Race Village Shops.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jersey City vacation planner .

Drive from Wayne to Jersey City in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Power Line Trail, Ski Big Bear, Words Bookstore, Mill Race Village Shops
Highlights from your plan
Independence National Historical Park ©
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
The Mills at Jersey Gardens ©
The Mills at Jersey Gardens

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Food Tours. Do your shopping at Chelsea Market and SoHo. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Central Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind The Oculus.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary maker tool .

New York City is very close to Jersey City. January in New York City sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market
SoHo ©
SoHo

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