17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey tour planner

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Princeton
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Princeton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seaside Heights
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wildwood
— 6 nights
Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to Punta Cana

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Princeton

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Princeton University Art Museum and Golf House Museum. Get some cultural insight at Princeton University Chapel and Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Princeton side-trips: Henry Hudson Trail (in Marlboro), Duke Farms (in Hillsborough) and The Fudge Shoppe (in Flemington). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, deepen your understanding at Princeton University, browse the exhibits of Old Barracks Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

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

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Princeton is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Punta Cana in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Princeton, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Seaside Heights.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Seaside Heights

— 3 nights
Seaside Heights is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Get some cultural insight at Main Avenue Galleria and The Great Auditorium. Kids will enjoy Jenkinson's Boardwalk and The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store. Get out of town with these interesting Seaside Heights side-trips: Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and Miss Belmar Princess (in Belmar). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Seaside Park Beach, admire all the interesting features of Point Pleasant Beach, and get in on the family fun at Pirates on the Manasquan.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seaside Heights trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Princeton to Seaside Heights in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Seaside Heights

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 3 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. Attractions like Black Pearl Pirate Excursion and Museum of NJ Maritime History make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and Ship Bottom Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Atsion Lake (in Shamong), Batsto Village (in Batsto) and Barnegat Light Museum (in Barnegat Light). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Fantasy Island Amusement Park, look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop, and take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Beach Haven driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Seaside Heights to Beach Haven in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Beach Haven are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wildwood.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildwood

— 6 nights
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Family-friendly places like Cape May Lighthouse and Cape May City Beaches will thrill your kids. Head to Kona Surf Co. and Atlantic City Boardwalkfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wildwood: The Quarter at Tropicana (in Atlantic City), Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City) and Ocean City (Ocean City Beach & Ocean City Boardwalk). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, get great views at World War II Lookout Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at Washington Street Mall, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wildwood trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Beach Haven to Wildwood in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Wildwood can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Wildwood

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

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.