10 days in Long Beach Island, Cape May & Virginia Beach Itinerary

10 days in Long Beach Island, Cape May & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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10 days in Long Beach Island, Cape May & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: Yorktown Heights
drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Ship Bottom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Yorktown Heights

3
nights
Ship Bottom

Ship Bottom ©
Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Ship Bottom is known for beaches, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, cool off at Thundering Surf Waterpark, learn about all things military at Museum of NJ Maritime History, and admire the majestic nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ship Bottom day trip planner.

Yorktown Heights to Ship Bottom is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Ship Bottom can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Ship Bottom

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beach Haven, Barnegat Light
Highlights from your plan
Fantasy Island Amusement Park ©
Fantasy Island Amusement Park
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park ©
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape May route planning site .

Getting from Ship Bottom to Cape May by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cape May when traveling from Ship Bottom in September, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wildwood
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach

4
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Williamsburg (Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, & more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Naval Aviation Monument, take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Cape May to Virginia Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

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