21 days in New Jersey, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

21 days in New Jersey, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Fly to New York JFK, Train to Atlantic City
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Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ewing
— 1 night
Drive
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Basking Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tenafly
— 1 night
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly

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Atlantic City

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlantic City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), South Cape May Meadows (in Cape May) and Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (in Medford). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Maurice River Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City route app.

Warsaw, Poland to Atlantic City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Warsaw in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Atlantic City, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ewing.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ewing

Ewing Township is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), hike along Tulpehaking Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed, and then do a tasting at Hopewell Valley Vineyards.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ewing route planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Ewing takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Basking Ridge.

Things to do in Ewing

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Basking Ridge

Basking Ridge is an unincorporated community located within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park, then trek along Trailside Nature & Science Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Raptor Trust Center. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Willowwood Arboretum, identify plant and animal life at Duke Farms, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Demented Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Basking Ridge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ewing to Basking Ridge takes an hour. In April in Basking Ridge, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tenafly.

Things to do in Basking Ridge

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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Tenafly

Tenafly is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, then look for all kinds of wild species at Closter Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Demarest Nature Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tenafly visit app.

Traveling by car from Basking Ridge to Tenafly takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Tenafly

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs) and Swallow Cliff Stairs (in Palos Park). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, take in the views from Michigan Avenue Bridge, and stroll around Millennium Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tenafly to Chicago. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tenafly to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, wander the streets of Hancock Park, and visit Little Ethiopia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.