45 days in New Jersey Itinerary

45 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey trip planner

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Columbia
— 7 nights
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Jersey City
— 9 nights
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Princeton
— 8 nights
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Asbury Park
— 6 nights
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Atlantic City
— 14 nights
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Columbia

— 7 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Lake Hopatcong Golf Club (in Lake Hopatcong), Mahlon Dickerson Reservation (in Jefferson) and Hackettstown (Czig Meister Brewing Company, Highland Airs Alpaca Ranch, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve, contemplate the long history of Nathan Cooper Gristmill, trek along Columbia Trail, and stroll through Buttermilk Falls.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbia travel itinerary planner.

Washington to Columbia is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In March, Columbia is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 44°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 9 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jersey City: Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk (in Glenwood), St Francis of Assisi Cathedral (in Metuchen) and Alpine (Palisades Interstate Park Commission: State Line Lookout & Palisades Interstate Park). There's much more to do: get curious at Liberty Science Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Turtle Back Zoo, walk around Verona Park, and admire the masterpieces at Newark Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jersey City trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Jersey City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Columbia in March, Jersey City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Princeton

— 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Far Hills (United States Golf Association Museum & Golf House Museum), Flemington (Deer Path Park, The Fudge Shoppe, &more) and Natirar Park (in Peapack-Gladstone). There's still lots to do: gain insight at Princeton University, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Catholic Church, stroll around Hamilton Veterans Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Alchemy Mind and Body.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Princeton trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Jersey City to Princeton in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Princeton, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asbury Park

— 6 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Nike Missile Site NY-56 (in Sandy Hook), Carton Brewing Company (in Atlantic Highlands) and Highlands (Hartshorne Woods Park & The Highlands-Sea Bridge). There's much more to do: get your game on at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Kur Wellness Studios.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Asbury Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Asbury Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Atlantic City

— 14 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: Wildwood (Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, Wildwood Beach, &more), Massage by Pearl (in West Cape May) and Cape May (Washington Street Mall, Emlen Physick Estate, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Atlantic City online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Atlantic City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping · Theme Parks

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.