5 days in New Jersey, New York City & Manhattan Beach Itinerary

5 days in New Jersey, New York City & Manhattan Beach Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Vernon
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 day
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Manhattan Beach
— 1 night
Fly

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Vernon

Vernon Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vernon tour itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Vernon is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Philadelphia in January, expect Vernon to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -9°C. You will leave for Columbia on the 20th (Thu).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Columbia — 1 day

Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. On the 20th (Thu), do a tasting at Brook hollow winery and then stroll through Lakota Wolf Preserve.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbia trip planner.

You can drive from Vernon to Columbia in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Columbia are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.
Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

New York City — 3 nights

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: go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City journey planning site.

You can drive from Columbia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Columbia in January, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Manhattan Beach.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Manhattan Beach — 1 night

Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manhattan Beach online travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Manhattan Beach in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and tram. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Manhattan Beach reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Mon).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

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.