22 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

22 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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22 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Train:  3​h
1
Jersey City
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Hoboken
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
New York City
— 7 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Newark
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Bridgewater
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Jersey City side-trips: Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing (in Cherry Hill), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, & more) and Timber Creek Park (in Gloucester City). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Hudson River Waterfront.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jersey City travel route app .

Washington DC to Jersey City is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoboken.

Things to do in Jersey City

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Timber Creek Park, Hudson River Waterfront, Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

3
nights
Hoboken

Hoboken ©
Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Explore Hoboken's surroundings by going to Square House Museum (in Rye), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Paramus (Easton Tower & Fritz Behnke Historical Museum). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, look for gifts at Bruised Apple Books & Music, make a trip to Hall of Fame for Great Americans, and view the masterpieces at Barsky Gallery.

Discover how to plan a Hoboken trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Hoboken is very close to Jersey City. December in Hoboken sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Hoboken

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Paramus, Bronx, Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Weehawken Recreation Pier, Bruised Apple Books & Music
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum ©
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
Square House Museum ©
Square House Museum

7
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, walk around The High Line, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

New York City is just a stone's throw from Hoboken. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Newark.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. Explore Newark's surroundings by going to High Point Cross Country Ski Center (in Sussex), Yestercades (in Red Bank) and Ringwood Manor (in Ringwood). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, stroll around Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Lyndhurst Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse, and look for gifts at WaggMore Pet Boutique & Bakery Dog Friendly.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Newark online holiday builder .

Newark is just a short distance from New York City. In December, daily temperatures in Newark can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bridgewater.

Things to do in Newark

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Yestercades, Memorial Park, Ringwood Manor, Gun For Hire Shooting Range, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
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Ringwood Manor ©
Ringwood Manor
Gun For Hire Shooting Range ©
Gun For Hire Shooting Range
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©

4
nights
Bridgewater

Bridgewater ©
Bridgewater Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton), Washington Crossing Historic Park (in Washington Crossing) and Artworks Trenton (in Trenton). There's much more to do: get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, and browse the collection at Princeton Public Library.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bridgewater trip planner .

Drive from Newark to Bridgewater in an hour. Traveling from Newark in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bridgewater, with lows around 29°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bridgewater

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Princeton, Artworks Trenton, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, Golf House Museum, Grounds For Sculpture
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