16 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

16 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

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16 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Hoboken
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Jersey City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bridgewater
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Dubai

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City route maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to New York City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoboken.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prospect Park
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Hoboken

Hoboken ©
Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. On the 26th (Thu), go for a walk through Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Lyndhurst Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse, get to know the resident critters at Bergen County Zoological Park, then learn more about the world around you at Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoboken trip planner .

Hoboken is just a stone's throw from New York City. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Hoboken

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Bergen County Zoological Park, Lyndhurst Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Bergen County Zoological Park ©
Bergen County Zoological Park
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum ©
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

4
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center. Explore Jersey City's surroundings by going to Words Bookstore (in Maplewood), Turtle Back Zoo (in West Orange) and Philadelphia (Please Touch Museum, Society Hill, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Hudson River Waterfront.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jersey City trip builder .

Jersey City is just a stone's throw from Hoboken. In December, daily temperatures in Jersey City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bridgewater.

Things to do in Jersey City

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Hudson River Waterfront, Turtle Back Zoo, Words Bookstore
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum

2
nights
Bridgewater

Bridgewater ©
Bridgewater Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Washington Crossing Historic Park, then deepen your understanding at Princeton University, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Rudolf W. Van der Goot Rose Garden, admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and then walk around Grounds For Sculpture.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bridgewater holiday app .

Traveling by car from Jersey City to Bridgewater takes an hour. Traveling from Jersey City in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bridgewater, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bridgewater

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Princeton, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Rudolf W. Van der Goot Rose Garden, Grounds For Sculpture
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

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