21 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

21 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

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21 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Princeton
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Asbury Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Atlantic City
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires

8
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.
Attractions like Central Park and Bronx Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bergen County Zoological Park in Paramus, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through The High Line, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to New York City is minus 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bergen County Zoological Park
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm and Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Power Line Trail (in Horsham), Tyler State Park (in Newtown) and Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing (in Bensalem). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, do a tasting at Stone and Key Cellars, contemplate the long history of Washington Crossing Historic Park, and deepen your understanding at Princeton University.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Princeton online vacation planner .

Drive from New York City to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Princeton sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Power Line Trail, Resica Falls, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Kids Castle, Merril Creek Reservoir
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Tyler State Park ©
Tyler State Park

2
nights
Asbury Park

Asbury Park ©
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Jenkinson's Aquarium, and then get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Island Beach State Park, then see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, and then stroll through 8th Ave Jetty.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Asbury Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Princeton to Asbury Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Asbury Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Aquarium, Island Beach State Park, Ocean Grove Beach, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing
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Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Jenkinson's Aquarium ©
Jenkinson's Aquarium

5
nights
Atlantic City

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Black Pearl Pirate Excursion and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlantic City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House) and Speed Boats Tours (in Ocean City). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, get in on the family fun at Storybook Land, stroll through Stone Harbor Point, and get your game on at Medieval Fantasy Mini Golf.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Atlantic City trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Atlantic City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Atlantic City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ocean City, Egg Harbor Township, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Jersey Shore Alpacas, North Wildwood Beach
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

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