11 days in Philadelphia, Birdsboro & Jersey Shore Itinerary

11 days in Philadelphia, Birdsboro & Jersey Shore Itinerary

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11 days in Philadelphia, Birdsboro & Jersey Shore Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Birdsboro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Asbury Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Morris Arboretum and Betterton Beach. Get some historical perspective at Independence Mall and Independence Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Tyler State Park (in Newtown), Washington Memorial Chapel (in Valley Forge) and Elk Neck State Park (in North East). The adventure continues: trek along Schuylkill River Trail, identify plant and animal life at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Philadelphia to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Birdsboro.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tyler State Park, Betterton Beach, Washington Memorial Chapel, Stockton Market, Elk Neck State Park
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Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall
Tyler State Park ©
Tyler State Park
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel

1
night
Birdsboro

Birdsboro ©
Birdsboro is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Birdsboro online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Birdsboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Birdsboro when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Birdsboro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
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3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll get in some beach time at Cape May Point State Park and North Wildwood Beach. Explore Cape May's surroundings by going to Ocean City (Speed Boats Tours & Ocean City Beach). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, get great views at World War II Lookout Tower, and look for gifts at Kona Surf Co..

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape May travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Birdsboro to Cape May in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ocean City, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Cape May Point State Park, North Wildwood Beach, Kona Surf Co.
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North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Cape May Point State Park ©
Cape May Point State Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Asbury Park

Asbury Park ©
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. On the 7th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Allaire State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Twin Lights Historic Site, then make a trip to Asbury Park Boardwalk, and finally examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, then admire the majestic nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hot Sand.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Asbury Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cape May to Asbury Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Asbury Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Allaire State Park, Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Twin Lights Historic Site
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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park ©
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Allaire State Park ©
Allaire State Park

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