7 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

7 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner
Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atlantic City
— 1 night
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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City attractions planning website.

Ottawa, Canada to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Ottawa, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Jackson — 2 nights

On the next day, get some fabulous bargains at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets and then relax in the rural setting at Delicious Orchards.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Jackson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Jackson: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.
Wineries · Shopping
Side Trips

Atlantic City — 1 night

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lucy the Elephant and then try your luck at Borgata Casino.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Atlantic City trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jackson to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Jackson in February, expect nights in Atlantic City to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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.