5 days in New Jersey, Chester & New York City Itinerary

5 days in New Jersey, Chester & New York City Itinerary

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5 days in New Jersey, Chester & New York City Itinerary

Start: Jersey City
Drive:  30​min
1
East Rutherford
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Paterson
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Chester
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
New York City
— 1 night
End: New York City


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East Rutherford

East Rutherford ©
East Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. On the 12th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building and then wander the streets of Times Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read East Rutherford visit planner .

Jersey City to East Rutherford is an approximately half hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Jersey City in September since evenings lows in East Rutherford dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Paterson.

Things to do in East Rutherford

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

New York City
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Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Paterson

Paterson
Paterson is the largest city in and the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paterson trip itinerary builder website .

Paterson is just a short distance from East Rutherford. In September, daily temperatures in Paterson can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rupert.

Things to do in Paterson

Parks Fun & Games Museums

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Chester

Chester ©
Chester is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Weston Priory.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chester holiday planning site .

You can drive from Paterson to Chester in 4 hours. Traveling from Paterson in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chester, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chester

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Weston Priory
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Weston Priory ©
Weston Priory

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip tool .

You can drive from Chester to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chester in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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