5 days in Ocean City, Edison & New York City Itinerary

5 days in Ocean City, Edison & New York City Itinerary

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5 days in Ocean City, Edison & New York City Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Edison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 15th (Sat), wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate, and finally wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ocean City Beach, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, and finally stop by Wildwood Boardwalk.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ocean City online trip builder .

Washington DC to Ocean City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Ocean City to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edison.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cape May, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Wildwood Boardwalk, Atlantic City Boardwalk
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach

1
night
Edison

Edison ©
Edison is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, in the New York City metropolitan area, and the Raritan Bayshore subregion of the Jersey Shore. On the 17th (Mon), browse the different shops at Brunswick Square Mall, then look for gifts at Bridgewater Commons, then let the kids burn off some steam at Roosevelt Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Woodbridge Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edison road trip site .

You can drive from Ocean City to Edison in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Edison can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Edison

Trails Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Woodbridge Center, Brunswick Square Mall, Bridgewater Commons
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Roosevelt Park ©
Roosevelt Park
Bridgewater Commons ©
Bridgewater Commons
Woodbridge Center ©
Woodbridge Center

2
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.
On the 18th (Tue), walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally shop like a local with SoHo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, then see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel route builder website .

Getting from Edison to New York City by car takes about an hour. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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