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

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

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

Start: San Diego
Fly + foot:  7​h 45​min
1
Bronx
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Sandy Hook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Monroe
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Diego

1
night
Bronx

Bronx ©
The northernmost New York City borough, the Bronx has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of hip-hop and home of the New York Yankees.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Bronx Zoo.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bronx online tour planner .

San Diego to Bronx is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, train, and subway. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in February, with highs in Bronx at 41°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Bronx

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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.
Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, stop by Tiffany & Co., and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City vacation planner .

New York City is very close to Bronx. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sandy Hook.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Gunnison Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Gateway National Recreation.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sandy Hook journey planning tool .

You can drive from New York City to Sandy Hook in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in February since evenings lows in Sandy Hook dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Monroe.

Things to do in Sandy Hook

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
Gunnison Beach ©
Gunnison Beach

few
hours
Monroe

Monroe
For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monroe trip planner .

You can drive from Sandy Hook to Monroe in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sandy Hook in February: high temperatures in Monroe hover around 36°F and lows are around 19°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Monroe

Parks Outdoors Nature

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Reservoir State Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls and then trek along Niagara Wine Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monroe to Niagara Falls. When traveling from Monroe in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Niagara Falls: temperatures range from 31°F by day to 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Wine Trail USA ©
Niagara Wine Trail USA
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Head to Brookline Booksmith and Faneuil Hall Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Walden Pond State Reservation and Louisburg Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Nantasket Beach (in Hull) and Provincetown (Wood End Lighthouse, Long Point, & more). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boston travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Walden Pond State Reservation, Brookline Booksmith, Nantasket Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Point ©
Long Point
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

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