30 days in New York City, Brooklyn & New Jersey Itinerary

30 days in New York City, Brooklyn & New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 6 nights
Taxi
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Brooklyn
— 6 nights
Drive
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Point Pleasant Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Laurel
— 5 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 3 nights
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New York City — 6 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, stop by Times Square, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Ayia Napa in September, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brooklyn.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Brooklyn — 6 nights

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brooklyn: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Shinnecock East County Park (in Southampton) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Coney Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Kismet Beach, stroll around Prospect Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prospect Park Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brooklyn journey maker.

Brooklyn is just a stone's throw from New York City. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Point Pleasant Beach.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach — 4 nights

Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Point Pleasant Beach: Reel Reaction Sportfishing (in Barnegat Light), Beach Haven (Museum of NJ Maritime History & Black Pearl Pirate Excursion) and Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook (in Atlantic Highlands). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, grab your bike and head to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, enjoy breathtaking views from Jakes Branch County Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Auditorium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Point Pleasant Beach holiday maker app.

Drive from Brooklyn to Point Pleasant Beach in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Brooklyn in September, Point Pleasant Beach is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape May.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Cape May — 4 nights

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
When in Cape May, make a side trip to see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, approximately Oceanville away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach, take an in-depth tour of Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape May vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Point Pleasant Beach to Cape May in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Cape May are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mount Laurel.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Mount Laurel — 5 nights

Mount Laurel is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, and is an edge city suburb of Philadelphia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Laurel: Princeton (Princeton University & Princeton University Art Museum), Human Village Brewing Co (in Pitman) and Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed (in Pennington). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Adventure Aquarium, walk around Long Bridge Park, steep yourself in history at Washington Crossing Historic Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Laurel trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Cape May to Mount Laurel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Columbia.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Columbia — 3 nights

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. Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Merril Creek Reservoir (in Washington), Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center (in Chester) and Stokes State Forest (in Branchville). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve, stop by WaggMore Pet Boutique & Bakery Dog Friendly, learn about winemaking at Brook hollow winery, and walk around Weona Park.

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You can drive from Mount Laurel to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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.
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