25 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Jersey City
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Jersey City
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mahwah
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paramus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montclair
— 5 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Beirut

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Jersey City — 3 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Princeton University (in Princeton) and Adventure Aquarium (in Camden). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dyker Heights, stop by Carroll Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Hamilton Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jersey City attractions site.

Beirut, Lebanon to Jersey City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Beirut in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Jersey City: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New York City.
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New York City — 8 nights

Big Apple

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 masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City is just a stone's throw from Jersey City. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mahwah.
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Mahwah — 5 nights

Mahwah is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Mahwah: Veterans Memorial Park (in Carmel), Bruised Apple Books & Music (in Peekskill) and First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown (in Yorktown Heights). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, view the masterpieces at DM Weil Gallery, see the interesting displays at Motorcyclepedia Museum, and don't miss a visit to Art Centro.

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Traveling by car from New York City to Mahwah takes an hour. Traveling from New York City in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Mahwah. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Paramus.
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Paramus — 3 nights

Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Change things up with these side-trips from Paramus: Lyndhurst (in Tarrytown), Henry Doremus House (in Montville) and Rockefeller State Park Preserve (in Pleasantville). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Stamford Museum & Nature Center, take a memorable drive along Palisades Interstate Park Commission: State Line Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Mianus River Gorge Preserve, and relax and rejuvenate at Soul Flyte.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paramus trip itinerary planner.

Paramus is just a stone's throw from Mahwah. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montclair.
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Montclair — 5 nights

Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Montclair side-trips: The Raptor Trust Center (in Millington) and Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park (in Basking Ridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, identify plant and animal life at South Mountain Reservation, stroll around Memorial Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Montclair is just a stone's throw from Paramus. January in Montclair sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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New Jersey travel guide

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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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