13 days in New Jersey Itinerary

13 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Basking Ridge
Basking Ridge
— 3 nights
Toms River
— 4 nights
Cape May
— 4 nights
Bus to New York, Ny, Fly to Budapest


Basking Ridge

— 3 nights
Basking Ridge is an unincorporated community located within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Visiting Duke Farms and Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Basking Ridge side-trips: Columbia (Lakota Wolf Preserve & Brook hollow winery) and Apshawa Preserve (in West Milford). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park and hike along Trailside Nature & Science Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Basking Ridge attractions planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Basking Ridge is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Basking Ridge is minus 6 hours. June in Basking Ridge sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Toms River.

Things to do in Basking Ridge

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Toms River

— 4 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Silverball Pinball Museum and Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Visiting Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toms River: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook), Plainsboro Preserve (in Cranbury) and Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (in Medford). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Island Beach State Park, stop by The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, take in the waterfront at Seaside Heights Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Cattus Island County Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Toms River tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Basking Ridge to Toms River takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Toms River

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape May

— 4 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape May City Beaches and Wildwood Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and South Cape May Meadows will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape May: Atlantic City (The Quarter at Tropicana, Atlantic City Boardwalk, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Cape May Lighthouse, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at The Wetlands Institute, and go for a charming ride with Cape May Carriage.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape May trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Toms River to Cape May takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Toms River in June, expect nights in Cape May to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

New Jersey travel guide

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.