55 days in New Jersey & Oregon Coast Itinerary

55 days in New Jersey & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

©
Make it your trip
Taxi
1
Jersey City
— 7 nights
Fly
2
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Newport
— 8 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Bandon
— 8 nights
Fly
6
Princeton
— 9 nights
Drive
7
Cape May
— 11 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Jersey City

— 7 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Change things up with these side-trips from Jersey City: Township of Ocean Historical Museum (in Ocean Township), Ocean Grove (Ocean Grove Beach & Main Avenue Galleria) and Van Vleck House & Gardens (in Montclair). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Adventure Aquarium, make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, and stroll around Pier A Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Jersey City tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 5 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannon Beach: Kelly's Brighton Marina (in Rockaway Beach) and Tillamook Air Museum (in Tillamook). There's much more to do: stroll through Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Three Capes Scenic Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach itinerary planner.

Fly from Jersey City to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jersey City to Cannon Beach is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Jersey City in September, expect Cannon Beach to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Newport

— 8 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Yachats (Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site, Yachats State Park, &more) and Lincoln City (Prehistoric, Chinook Winds Casino & Convention Center, &more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Newport fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in September: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Florence

— 6 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn) and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Strawberry Hill Wayside, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heceta Beach, and hike along Hobbit Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Bandon

— 8 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Change things up with these side-trips from Bandon: Coos Bay (Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, Shore Acres State Park, &more), Brookings (Lone Ranch Beach, Harris Beach State Park, &more) and Curry Historical Museum (in Gold Beach). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, play a few rounds at Pacific Dunes, stroll through Coquille Point, and immerse yourself in nature at Bullards Beach State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bandon trip planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Bandon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Bandon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Princeton.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple (in Morganville), Historic Walnford (in Polhemustown) and Freehold Raceway Mall (in Freehold). There's much more to do: stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure, gain insight at Princeton University, and don't miss a visit to Nassau Hall.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton online route builder.

You can fly from Bandon to Princeton in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bandon to Princeton due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape May

— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Black Pearl Pirate Excursion (in Beach Haven), Atlantic City (Civil Rights Garden, Caesars Atlantic City Casino, &more) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape May trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Cape May takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
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.

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.2
State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.