31 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

31 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Jersey City
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Jersey City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Elizabeth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Newark
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paramus
— 4 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 13 nights
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Jersey City — 5 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Explore Jersey City's surroundings by going to King of Prussia Mall (in King of Prussia), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Wissahickon Valley Park (in Philadelphia). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adventure Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Escher The Exhibition and Experience, and appreciate the history behind World War One Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jersey City road trip planning tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Jersey City is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manama to Jersey City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in April: high temperatures in Jersey City hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Elizabeth.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums
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Elizabeth — 5 nights

Elizabeth is both the largest city and the county seat of Union County, in New Jersey, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Elizabeth: Lawrence Hopewell Trail (in Pennington), Washington Crossing Historic Park (in Washington Crossing) and Princeton (Princeton University Chapel, Princeton University Art Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, admire the natural beauty at Deep Cut Gardens, look for gifts at Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash, and look for all kinds of wild species at Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Elizabeth online route planner.

Elizabeth is just a stone's throw from Jersey City. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newark.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Newark — 2 nights

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, explore the galleries of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, then stroll around South Mountain Reservation, and finally walk around Verona Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then walk around Branch Brook Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.

Plan trip to Newark with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Newark is just a stone's throw from Elizabeth. In May, daytime highs in Newark are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paramus.
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Paramus — 4 nights

Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paramus: Muscoot Farm (in Katonah), Croton on Hudson (Westchester Trail Rides & New Croton Dam) and The Armour-Stiner Octagon House (in Irvington). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Soul Flyte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic New Bridge Landing, walk around Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, and admire the natural beauty at J. A. McFaul Environmental Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paramus attractions planner.

Paramus is very close to Newark. In May, daily temperatures in Paramus can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to New York City.
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New York City — 13 nights

Big Apple

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City travel route planner.

Getting from Paramus to New York City by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Paramus in May, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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