29 days in New Jersey Itinerary

29 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Jersey City
— 6 nights
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Princeton
— 6 nights
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Cape May
— 12 nights
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Asbury Park
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Jersey City

— 6 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Barsky Gallery and Cornelius Low House will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Jersey City: Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park (in Basking Ridge), Melovino Meadery (in Vauxhall) and The Raptor Trust Center (in Millington). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Imagine Yacht Charters, immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, trek along Trailside Nature & Science Center, and identify plant and animal life at Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jersey City online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Princeton

— 6 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 some historical perspective at Princeton University Chapel and Old Barracks Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Duke Farms and Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Round Valley Recreation Area (in Lebanon), Willowwood Arboretum (in Far Hills) and Bernadette Morales Nature Preserve (in Flemington). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, gain insight at Princeton University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Catholic Church, and identify plant and animal life at Tabby's Place: A Cat Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Princeton vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Jersey City to Princeton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Princeton are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Cape May

— 12 nights

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.
Let the collections at Cape May Lighthouse and Emlen Physick Estate capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Cape May City Beaches and Cape May Bird Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Absecon 9-11 Memorial (in Absecon), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Ship Bottom Beach (in Ship Bottom). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, shop like a local with Atlantic City Boardwalk, and get great views at World War II Lookout Tower.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape May road trip tool.

Drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Cape May are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Asbury Park

— 4 nights
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hot Sand and Twin Lights Historic Site. Visiting Ocean Grove Beach and Gateway National Recreation will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asbury Park: Hartshorne Woods Park (in Highlands) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). The adventure continues: center your mind and body at Kur Wellness Studios, identify plant and animal life at Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area, stroll through Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, and head outdoors with Miss Belmar Princess.

Make your Asbury Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Asbury Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Asbury Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.