24 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

24 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

24 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Princeton
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hackettstown
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Erbil

3
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Shark Park (in Brigantine), Veterans Memorial Park at Glenn by the Bay (in Galloway) and Millville (Maurice River Bluffs Nature Preserve & Absolute Cycle Experience). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Jersey Shore Alpacas, steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory, and get outside with EcoVentures.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape May road trip planning site .

Erbil, Iraq to Cape May is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Erbil to Cape May. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Erbil in April: high temperatures in Cape May hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Millville, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Veterans Memorial Park at Glenn by the Bay, Shark Park, EcoVentures
Highlights from your plan
Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Princeton side-trips: Free Library of New Hope and Solebury (in New Hope), High Rocks Vista (in Pipersville) and Sourland Mountain Preserve (in Hillsborough). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, stroll through Grounds For Sculpture, trek along Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, and steep yourself in history at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Princeton online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Cape May to Princeton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Pennington, Snipes Farm & Education Center, Tyler State Park, Free Library of New Hope and Solebury, Grounds For Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Tyler State Park ©
Tyler State Park
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton Public Library ©
Princeton Public Library

9
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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, go for a walk through Times Square, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday maker tool .

Drive from Princeton to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in New York City are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hackettstown.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Hackettstown

Hackettstown ©
Hackettstown is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hackettstown: Kittatinny Valley State Park (in Newton), Willowwood Arboretum (in Far Hills) and Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center (in Chester). And it doesn't end there: trek along Columbia Trail, stop by WaggMore Pet Boutique & Bakery Dog Friendly, let little ones run wild at Turkey Brook Park, and identify plant and animal life at Ken Lockwood Gorge WIldlife Management Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hackettstown day trip planner .

You can drive from New York City to Hackettstown in 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hackettstown, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hackettstown

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chester, Willowwood Arboretum, Merril Creek Reservoir, Columbia Trail, Turkey Brook Park
Highlights from your plan
Merril Creek Reservoir ©
Merril Creek Reservoir
Turkey Brook Park ©
Turkey Brook Park

Similar Plans

25 days in New York City BY A USER FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & New York City BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM QATAR July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in New York City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & New York City BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 48 days in New York City BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans