11 days in New Jersey Itinerary

11 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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North Wildwood
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
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Point Pleasant Beach
— 1 night
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Ocean City
— 3 nights
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Princeton
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North Wildwood — 2 nights

North Wildwood is a city located on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 27th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May Point State Park, take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory, and finally see the interesting displays at Cape May Fire Department Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Wildwood Historical Society - George F. Boyer Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach.

Before you visit North Wildwood, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City to North Wildwood is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. September in North Wildwood sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beach Haven.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island — 3 nights

Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Long Beach Island Historical Museum, glide through the air with Beach Haven Parasail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Atsion Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Bay Village and then relax and rejuvenate at Freedom Surf and Spa Salon.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Beach Haven trip maker tool.

Travel from North Wildwood to Beach Haven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Beach Haven, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Point Pleasant Beach.
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Point Pleasant Beach — 1 night

Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. On the 1st (Thu), go on a hair-raising tour with Paranormal Books and Curiosities and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catharine Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Mantoloking Bridge County Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jenkinson's Aquarium, and then get a new perspective on things with Queen Mary Party Fishing Boat & Charters.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Point Pleasant Beach trip builder website.

You can travel from Beach Haven to Point Pleasant Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.
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Ocean City — 3 nights

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Corson's Inlet State Park, then visit Downtown Ocean City, then let little ones run wild at Playland's Castaway Cove, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Liberty Escape Rooms. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind In the Line of Duty Sculpture, then look for gifts at Smithville Peanut Butter Company, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brigantine Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocean City holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Point Pleasant Beach to Ocean City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Ocean City, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Princeton.
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Princeton — 1 night

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Princeton Cemetery and then pause for some photo ops at Princeton Battle Monument. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Skillman Park, relax in the rural setting at Howell Living History Farm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Princeton trip planner.

Getting from Ocean City to Princeton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and tram. October in Princeton sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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New Jersey travel guide

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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.
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