16 days in New York State, New Jersey & Boston Itinerary

16 days in New York State, New Jersey & Boston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Sandy Hook
— 1 night
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Great River
— 2 nights
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Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Henrietta
— 2 nights
Drive to Greater Rochester International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport
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Boston
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Times Square, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., and browse the exhibits of Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City journey maker.

San Diego to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in February, with highs in New York City at 46°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sandy Hook.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sandy Hook

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Gunnison Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Gateway National Recreation.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sandy Hook itinerary app.

Getting from New York City to Sandy Hook by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Great River.

Things to do in Sandy Hook

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Great River

— 2 nights
Great River, New York is a suburban hamlet and CDP in the Town of Islip, Suffolk, USA situated approximately (55 mi driving) east of NYC on South Shore of L.I., adjoining the Great South Bay, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by Fire Island.Great River's name derives from Connetquot, an Algonquian word for "Great River." Prior to the 1900s Great River was primarily home to wealthy families on mansion estates. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bayard Cutting Arboretum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fire Island National Seashore.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Great River trip site.

Traveling by car from Sandy Hook to Great River takes 2.5 hours. In February in Great River, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Great River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 25th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Reservoir State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls route builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great River to Niagara Falls. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Great River in February; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 33°F and lows reach 18°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Henrietta.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks

Henrietta

— 2 nights
Henrietta is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States and a suburb of Rochester. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): walk around Tinker Nature Park and then ski along the peaceful trails at Powder Mills Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Henrietta trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Henrietta takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Henrietta are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Henrietta

Wildlife · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Relax by the water at Race Point Beach and Crane Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Walden Pond State Reservation and Nantasket Beach. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Long Point in Provincetown, approximately Provincetown away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, walk around Charles River Esplanade, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Henrietta to Boston. In February, daytime highs in Boston are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
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.