14 days in Denver, Fort Lauderdale & New Jersey Itinerary

14 days in Denver, Fort Lauderdale & New Jersey Itinerary

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14 days in Denver, Fort Lauderdale & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jersey City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carousel of Happiness, River Rafting & Tubing, Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Explore Fort Lauderdale's surroundings by going to Miami Beach (Lincoln Road, South Beach, & more) and Miami (Bayside Marketplace, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, & more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach and look for gifts at Calusa Coffee Roasters.

Plan trip to Fort Lauderdale with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Denver to Fort Lauderdale in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in August, expect much hotter with lows of 79°F in Fort Lauderdale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Miami Beach
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City. On the next day, meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, then take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ocean City driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Fort Lauderdale to Ocean City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, expect Ocean City to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May, Atlantic City, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Stone Harbor Point
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Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

2
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): walk around Grounds For Sculpture, explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, and then gain insight at Princeton University. On your second day here, browse the collection at Princeton Public Library, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton trip planner .

You can drive from Ocean City to Princeton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and tram. In August in Princeton, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Grounds For Sculpture, Six Flags Great Adventure, Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University ©
Princeton University
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

2
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. On the 27th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, then examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Pier A Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and then get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jersey City tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Princeton to Jersey City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Princeton in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Jersey City, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Asbury Park, Hoboken, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing
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Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©

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