32 days in New Jersey Itinerary

32 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey trip planner

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Cape May
— 6 nights
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Asbury Park
— 5 nights
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Jersey City
— 7 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Princeton
— 9 nights
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Cape May

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jersey Shore Alpacas and World War II Lookout Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Atlantic City Country Club (in Northfield), Atlantic City (Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, &more) and Absecon (Absecon 9-11 Memorial & Heritage Park). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery, take an in-depth tour of Emlen Physick Estate, and try your luck at Gateway 26 Casino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape May trip maker tool.

Philadelphia to Cape May is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. March in Cape May sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Asbury Park

— 5 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park and St. Catharine Catholic Church. Explore Asbury Park's surroundings by going to Monmouth County Historical Association Museum (in Freehold), Twin Lights Historic Site (in Highlands) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). The adventure continues: make a trip to Asbury Park Boardwalk, take an in-depth tour of Allaire State Park, relax and rejuvenate at Kur Wellness Studios, and relax in the rural setting at Delicious Orchards.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Asbury Park trip planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Asbury Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 7 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Discover out-of-the-way places like Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8 and Liberty Science Center. Get out of town with these interesting Jersey City side-trips: Melovino Meadery (in Vauxhall), Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River) and Gun For Hire Shooting Range (in Woodland Park). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Adventure Aquarium, buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, and get to know the resident critters at Turtle Back Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jersey City itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Jersey City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Jersey City sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Columbia

— 4 nights
Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lakota Wolf Preserve and Ballyowen Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Columbia Trail (in High Bridge), Stokes State Forest (in Branchville) and Hackettstown (Highland Airs Alpaca Ranch & Czig Meister Brewing Company). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Brook hollow winery, tee off at Lake Hopatcong Golf Club, relax in the rural setting at Little Brushwood Alpaca Farm, and see the interesting displays at Franklin Mineral Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbia online tour builder.

Drive from Jersey City to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jersey City in March: high temperatures in Columbia hover around 44°F and lows are around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Princeton

— 9 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Princeton University and Old Barracks Museum. Explore Princeton's surroundings by going to Cream Ridge (Cream Ridge Winery & Bullock Farms), Bridgewater (Bridgewater Commons, Duke Island Park, &more) and Howling Woods Farm (in Jackson). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Drumthwacket, make a trip to Maclean House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeton sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Princeton in 1.5 hours. March in Princeton sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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.