10 days in New Jersey & Michigan Itinerary

10 days in New Jersey & Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in New Jersey & Michigan Itinerary

Philadelphia
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Jackson
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Philadelphia

3
days
Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and stroll through Cape May City Beaches.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cape May road trip planning app .

Philadelphia to Cape May is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in Cape May are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in Cape May

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Ocean City Boardwalk, Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk

2
days
Jackson

Jackson ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): experience rural life at Emery's Berry Farm and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Princeton University and then stroll through Grounds For Sculpture.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jackson day trip website .

You can drive from Cape May to Jackson in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cape May in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Jackson: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Jackson

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Princeton University, Grounds For Sculpture, Emery's Berry Farm
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Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University ©
Princeton University

2
days
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then stop by John K. King Books, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jackson to Dearborn in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Jackson, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dearborn, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Dearborn

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

2
days
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Holland State Park Beach, pick up some local products at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, and then make a trip to Windmill Island Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Meyer May House, take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally stop by Downtown Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Grand Rapids takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Holland
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House

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