11 days in New Jersey Itinerary

11 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
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Cape May
— 1 night
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Lower Township
— 1 night
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North Wildwood
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Ocean City
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Atlantic City
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Morristown
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Newark
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Jersey City
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Trenton
— 1 night
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 1 day
Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Ship Bottom Beach and then get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Beach Haven day trip site.

Philadelphia to Beach Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Cape May

— 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

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.
On the 13th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Cape May Lighthouse, browse the exhibits of World War II Lookout Tower, then explore the galleries of Emlen Physick Estate, then do a tasting at Cape May Winery & Vineyard, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historic Cold Spring Village.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Cape May trip builder app.

Drive from Beach Haven to Cape May in 1.5 hours. In July in Cape May, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lower Township.

Things to do in Cape May

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Lower Township

— 1 night
Lower Township is a township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 14th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Cape May Point State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lower Township tour itinerary planner.

Lower Township is very close to Cape May. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to North Wildwood.

Things to do in Lower Township

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

North Wildwood

— 1 night
North Wildwood is a city located on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, then stop by Kona Surf Co., and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the North Wildwood trip itinerary website.

North Wildwood is very close to Lower Township. In July, daily temperatures in North Wildwood can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in North Wildwood

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ocean City

— 1 night
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Pirate Adventures, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then visit Ocean City Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ocean City day trip site.

You can drive from North Wildwood to Ocean City in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours

Atlantic City

— 1 night

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 17th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Historic Smithville, then visit a coastal fixture at Absecon Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront at Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Atlantic City trip planner.

Atlantic City is just a stone's throw from Ocean City. July in Atlantic City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Morristown.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Morristown

— 1 night
Morristown is a town and county seat of Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through The Raptor Trust Center, get outside with Holmes Creek Canoe Livery, and then stroll through Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Morristown road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Morristown takes 2.5 hours. In July in Morristown, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Newark.

Things to do in Morristown

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newark

— 1 night
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Newark Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Newark trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Morristown to Newark in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Jersey City

— 2 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to The Morris Canal, stroll the grounds of Green-Wood cemetery, then kick back and relax at Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, see the interesting displays at New York Transit Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Oak Hill Cemetery, then stop by Rockland Bakery, and finally steep yourself in history at Miller House.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jersey City travel route tool.

Jersey City is very close to Newark. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Trenton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Trenton

— 1 night
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 22nd (Wed): learn about all things military at Old Barracks Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, then walk around Washington Crossing Historic Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Shady Brook Farm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Trenton vacation planner.

You can drive from Jersey City to Trenton in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Trenton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.