17 days in New Jersey, Texas City & Plano Itinerary

17 days in New Jersey, Texas City & Plano Itinerary

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Jersey City
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Princeton
— 2 nights
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Asbury Park
— 1 night
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Atlantic City
— 4 nights
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Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Drive to Texas City
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Texas City
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Plano
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Jersey City

— 1 day
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. On the 15th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pier A Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jersey City day trip planning website.

New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. March in Jersey City sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Princeton

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Princeton University Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, then deepen your understanding at Princeton University, and finally admire the majestic nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church, relax and rejuvenate at Alchemy Mind and Body, then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, and finally stroll around Hamilton Veterans Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton attractions planning website.

Getting from Jersey City to Princeton by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Asbury Park

— 1 night
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk, then get your game on at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Hot Sand, and finally center your mind and body at Kur Wellness Studios.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Asbury Park sightseeing app.

Drive from Princeton to Asbury Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Asbury Park are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Museums · Fun & Games · Spas · Shopping

Atlantic City

— 4 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlantic City: Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House), Wildwood (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Wildwood Beach, &more) and Cape May (Jersey Shore Alpacas & Cape May Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, walk around Brighton Park, and pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City trip maker website.

You can drive from Asbury Park to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Texas City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Texas City

— 4 nights
Texas City is a city in Galveston County in the US state of Texas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Texas City: Crocodile Encounter (in Angleton), Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and League City (Helen's Garden & West Bay Common School Museum). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, soothe aching muscles at Ilovekickboxing, identify plant and animal life at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Railean Rum Distillery.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Texas City trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Atlantic City to Texas City. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Atlantic City in March: high temperatures in Texas City hover around 71°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Plano.

Things to do in Texas City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Plano

— 5 nights
Plano is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, mostly within Collin County, but with a small portion that extends into Denton County, twenty miles northeast of downtown Dallas. Get out of town with these interesting Plano side-trips: Frank Buck Zoo (in Gainesville), WinStar World Casino and Resort (in Thackerville) and Firelight Vineyards (in Valley View). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Bureau of Engraving and Printing, admire the natural beauty at Texas Sculpture Garden, contemplate the long history of Milican Blacksmiths Shop, and bet on your favorite at Texas Motor Speedway.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plano trip maker.

Traveling by car from Texas City to Plano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Texas City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Plano, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Plano

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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.