11 days in Philadelphia, Birdsboro & Jersey Shore Itinerary

11 days in Philadelphia, Birdsboro & Jersey Shore Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Birdsboro
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Cape May
— 3 nights
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Asbury Park
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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Mall and Independence Hall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Morris Arboretum and Tyler State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Washington Memorial Chapel (in Valley Forge), Elk Neck State Park (in North East) and Betterton Beach (in Betterton). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Schuylkill River Trail, take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and look for gifts at Stockton Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Philadelphia is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in June, things will get a bit warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Birdsboro.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Birdsboro

— 1 night
Birdsboro is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

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Drive from Philadelphia to Birdsboro in an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Birdsboro when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Birdsboro

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Cape May

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to North Wildwood Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Popular historic sites such as Emlen Physick Estate and World War II Lookout Tower are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Ocean City (Speed Boats Tours & Ocean City Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May Point State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, and stop by Kona Surf Co..

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape May holiday builder website.

Getting from Birdsboro to Cape May by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cape May are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Asbury Park

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Allaire State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Twin Lights Historic Site, then make a trip to Asbury Park Boardwalk, and finally get your game on at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, then admire the majestic nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, then kick back and relax at 8th Ave Jetty, and finally view the masterpieces at Hot Sand.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Asbury Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape May to Asbury Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Asbury Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Jersey Shore travel guide

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Casinos · Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks
For All Seasons
The crown jewel of the state of New Jersey, the Jersey Shore is famous for its many boardwalks and amusement parks offering hundreds of rides and attractions. For many New Jersey natives, going "down the shore" is a weekly habit, though this 200 km (120 mi) stretch of coastline attracts more than just locals. The region is a growing favorite with foreign visitors on vacation, drawn by its rich assortment of places to visit, including beaches, shops, and restaurants. The shore's many oceanfront communities, each with a different character and flavor, range from vibrant resorts entirely dedicated to gambling and clubbing, to small towns known primarily for quieter, family-oriented activities.