15 days in New Jersey Itinerary

15 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey trip planner

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Jersey City
— 4 nights
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
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Wildwood
— 5 nights
Drive
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Princeton
— 3 nights
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Jersey City

— 4 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Explore Jersey City's surroundings by going to Adventure Aquarium (in Camden), Asbury Park Boardwalk (in Asbury Park) and Cheese on Main (in Ocean Grove). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, stroll through Thomas Edison National Historical Park, take in the waterfront at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, and make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8.

Plan trip to Jersey City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Palm Springs to Jersey City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Jersey City is 3 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: highs in Jersey City hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 2 nights
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 (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, find something for the whole family at Fantasy Island Amusement Park, and then get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Barnegat Light Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, and then stroll through Ship Bottom Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Beach Haven trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jersey City to Beach Haven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Beach Haven can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wildwood.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wildwood

— 5 nights
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Explore Wildwood's surroundings by going to Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City (Atlantic City Boardwalk, Caesars Atlantic City Casino, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Cape May Point State Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wildwood attractions planner.

You can drive from Beach Haven to Wildwood in 1.5 hours. July in Wildwood sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Wildwood

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Princeton

— 3 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Princeton side-trips: Jackson (Six Flags Great Adventure & Six Flags Safari) and Emery's Berry Farm (in New Egypt). There's much more to do: gain insight at Princeton University, walk around Grounds For Sculpture, stop by Landau's, and pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton trip planner.

Drive from Wildwood to Princeton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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.