10 days in New Jersey Itinerary

10 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey itinerary planner

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Columbia
— 1 night
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Wildwood
— 4 nights
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Toms River
— 3 nights
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Elizabeth
— 1 night
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Columbia

— 1 night
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. On the 2nd (Thu), explore the activities along Delaware Water Gap and then identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Scranberry Coop Antiques, then identify plant and animal life at Ken Lockwood Gorge WIldlife Management Area, and then stop by Jacks Barn.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Columbia sightseeing app.

Newark to Columbia is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Newark in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Columbia, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Wildwood.

Things to do in Columbia

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Wildwood

— 4 nights
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Do your shopping at Atlantic City Boardwalk and The Playground at Caesars. Escape the urban bustle at Wildwood Beach and Cape May City Beaches. Get out of town with these interesting Wildwood side-trips: Atlantic City (The Quarter at Tropicana, New Jersey Korean War Memorial, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Wildwood Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory, have some family-friendly fun at Original Old Time Photo, and enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wildwood day trip planning site.

Getting from Columbia to Wildwood by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Columbia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Wildwood, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Toms River.

Things to do in Wildwood

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Toms River

— 3 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
Take a break from the city and head to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Island Beach State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Toms River side-trips: Duke Farms (in Hillsborough), Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson) and Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cattus Island County Park, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Heights Boardwalk, and stop by The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Toms River trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Wildwood to Toms River in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wildwood in May, Toms River is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Elizabeth.

Things to do in Toms River

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Elizabeth

— 1 night
Elizabeth is both the largest city and the county seat of Union County, in New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gateways to Newark: Portraits, then stop by Words Bookstore, then trek along Trailside Nature & Science Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Mills at Jersey Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Elizabeth route planner.

Drive from Toms River to Elizabeth in 1.5 hours. In May in Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Elizabeth

Shopping · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.