31 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

31 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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31 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Cherry Hill
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cape May
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Toms River
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Vernon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
New York City
— 10 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Auckland

5
nights
Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill ©
Cherry Hill is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherry Hill: Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing (in Bensalem), Power Line Trail (in Horsham) and Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, walk around Grounds For Sculpture, observe the fascinating underwater world at Adventure Aquarium, and get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cherry Hill trip maker app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Cherry Hill is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Cherry Hill is minus 17 hours. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Cherry Hill: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Cherry Hill

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Princeton, Pennington, Adventure Aquarium, Washington Lake Park, Rancocas Nature Center
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5
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Absolute Cycle Experience (in Millville), Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City) and Ocean City (Downtown Ocean City, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory, and have some family-friendly fun at Escape AC - Escape Rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape May trip planner .

Drive from Cherry Hill to Cape May in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Toms River.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean City, Stone Harbor Point, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Escape AC - Escape Rooms, EcoVentures
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Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Food Tours

4
nights
Toms River

Toms River ©
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toms River: D&R Canal State Park (in Princeton), Washington Crossing Historic Park (in Washington Crossing) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Tyler State Park, and examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Toms River attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Toms River takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cape May in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Toms River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vernon.

Things to do in Toms River

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Asbury Park, D&R Canal State Park, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Veterans Park, Bullock Farms
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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5
nights
Vernon

Vernon ©
Vernon Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vernon: Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson), New Paltz (DM Weil Gallery & Twin Star Orchard) and Motorcyclepedia Museum (in Newburgh). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, hike along Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk, explore the landscape on two wheels at Dutchess Rail Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at T.R. Gallo West Strand Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vernon travel planning app .

You can drive from Toms River to Vernon in 2 hours. October in Vernon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Vernon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

New Paltz, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Monument Trail
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DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

10
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Vernon to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Vernon in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 30:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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