13 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

13 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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13 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Princeton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ocean City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Jersey City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeton: Sands Casino (in Bethlehem), Silverball Pinball Museum (in Asbury Park) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, and walk around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Princeton trip tool .

London, UK to Princeton is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Princeton, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Princeton

Theme Parks Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Silverball Pinball Museum, Six Flags Great Adventure, Sands Casino, Grounds For Sculpture
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Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture

4
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean City side-trips: Cape May (World War II Lookout Tower, Cape May Lighthouse, & more), Blue Eden (in Stone Harbor) and Wildwood Beach (in Wildwood). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, take a stroll through Downtown Ocean City, walk around Brighton Park, and appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City road trip planner .

You can drive from Princeton to Ocean City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Cape May, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Wildwood Beach, Blue Eden
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Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ocean City to New York City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Jersey City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, then engage your brain at Liberty Science Center, then admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jersey City trip itinerary planner .

Jersey City is just a stone's throw from New York City. In January, daytime highs in Jersey City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens
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Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park
Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial ©
Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial

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