11 days in New Jersey & Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

11 days in New Jersey & Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Jersey City
— 1 night
Fly
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Trenton
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Trenton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive

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Jersey City

— 1 night
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, admire the natural beauty at Presby Iris Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Van Vleck House & Gardens, and finally do a tasting at Melovino Meadery. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, then admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, then appreciate the history behind Tear Drop Memorial, and finally walk around Bayonne Park.

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New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. In May in Jersey City, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 5 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert) and Taliesin West (in Scottsdale). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, and wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phoenix online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Jersey City to Phoenix takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jersey City to Phoenix. When traveling from Jersey City in May, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Trenton.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Trenton

— 2 nights
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, then deepen your understanding at Princeton University, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sayen House and Gardens, and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Trenton online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Phoenix to Trenton with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Trenton. When traveling from Phoenix in May, plan for colder days in Trenton, with highs around 72°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Trenton

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape May

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): try your luck at Borgata Casino, wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape May trip app.

Traveling by car from Trenton to Cape May takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums · Casinos

Side Trip

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.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses