8 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Trenton
— 2 nights
Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to Punta Cana

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New York City — 4 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, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip app.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to New York City is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Punta Cana in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Columbia.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Columbia — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): do a tasting at Brook hollow winery and then stroll through Lakota Wolf Preserve.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Columbia online journey maker.

Traveling by car from New York City to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. In January, Columbia is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 1°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Trenton.
Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Trenton — 2 nights

Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll around Washington Crossing Historic Park, then trek along Lawrence Hopewell Trail, and then gain insight at Princeton University. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Old Barracks Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trenton trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Trenton takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

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.