31 days in Georgia, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

31 days in Georgia, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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31 days in Georgia, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ellijay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Asbury Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Princeton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step out of Savannah to go to Tybee Island and see Inferno, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip builder tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Savannah is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland to Savannah. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for much warmer days in Savannah, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©

2
nights
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jekyll Island trip maker app .

You can drive from Savannah to Jekyll Island in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Saint Simons Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jekyll Island Trail System ©
Jekyll Island Trail System
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
nights
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlanta: Little Mulberry Park (in Dacula), Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange) and Berry College Campus (in Rome). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Atlanta, admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta trip app .

You can fly from Jekyll Island to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jekyll Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Atlanta, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ellijay.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Berry College Campus, Little Mulberry Park, Hills & Dales Estate
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Escape Game Atlanta ©
The Escape Game Atlanta
Hills & Dales Estate ©
Hills & Dales Estate

2
nights
Ellijay

Ellijay ©
Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. On the 10th (Sat), experience rural life at Build an Ark Animal Rescue, then do a tasting at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, and then relax in the rural setting at Mountain Valley Farm. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Meeks Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Grumpy Old Men Brewing.

Plan my day in Ellijay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Atlanta to Ellijay in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in October, Ellijay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Ellijay

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Meeks Park, Grumpy Old Men Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Grumpy Old Men Brewing ©
Grumpy Old Men Brewing
Meeks Park ©
Meeks Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Absolute Cycle Experience (in Millville) and Brigantine Beach (in Brigantine). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, and get outside with EcoVentures.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape May road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Ellijay to Cape May with the Route module. While traveling from Ellijay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape May, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May County Park & Zoo, Absolute Cycle Experience, Stone Harbor Point, Brigantine Beach, EcoVentures
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Food Tours
Brigantine Beach ©
Brigantine Beach

3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asbury Park: Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing (in Toms River), Veterans Park (in Bayville) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, go for a walk through Brick Reservoir, explore the landscape on two wheels at Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, and stroll through 8th Ave Jetty.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Asbury Park journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Asbury Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Asbury Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Brick Reservoir, Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Explore Princeton's surroundings by going to Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing (in Bensalem) and Tyler State Park (in Newtown). There's much more to do: stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, look for all kinds of wild species at Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve, have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, and admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Princeton route planner.

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing, Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, Tyler State Park, Grounds For Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture

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: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Princeton to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Princeton in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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