20 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

20 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Fly
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New York City
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hackettstown
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Princeton
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Pitman
— 1 night
Drive
5
Wildwood
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Middletown
— 3 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Rome

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New York City — 7 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary builder tool.

Rome, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hackettstown.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Hackettstown — 2 nights

Hackettstown is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Ort Farms, experience rural life at Sun High Orchards, and then experience rural life at Little Brushwood Alpaca Farm. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Marshall's Farm Market, hike along Columbia Trail, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Highland Airs Alpaca Ranch.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hackettstown route planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Hackettstown takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, Hackettstown is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Princeton.
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Princeton — 4 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Princeton: Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial (in Yardley), Hallock's U-Pick Farm (in New Egypt) and Cream Ridge (Union Transportation Trail & Bullock Farms). There's still lots to do: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, sample the tasty concoctions at River Horse Brewing Company, steep yourself in history at Washington Crossing Historic Park, and experience rural life at Howling Woods Farm.

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Getting from Hackettstown to Princeton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pitman.
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Pitman — 1 night

Pitman is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. On the 24th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Stella Farms, stroll around Washington Lake Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Human Village Brewing Co.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pitman trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Pitman takes 1.5 hours. October in Pitman sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wildwood.
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Wildwood — 2 nights

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May Point State Park, relax in the rural setting at Bay Springs Farm Alpacas, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory, identify plant and animal life at South Cape May Meadows, and then enjoy some diversion at Belmont Evening Of Fun & Magic.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wildwood vacation maker website.

You can drive from Pitman to Wildwood in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Middletown.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Middletown — 3 nights

Middletown Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Henry Hudson Trail, stop by Battleview Orchards Country Store, and then stroll around Dorbrook Park Recreation Area. On the next day, take in the views from The Highlands-Sea Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Twin Lights Historic Site, then enjoy the sea views from sandy Hook Light house, and finally explore the activities along Riverside Gardens Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Middletown trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Wildwood to Middletown in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Middletown can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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New Jersey travel guide

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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.
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