14 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Jersey City
— 2 nights
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Point Pleasant Beach
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 6 nights
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Mount Laurel
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Jersey City — 2 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Change things up with these side-trips from Jersey City: Duke Farms (in Hillsborough), Presby Iris Gardens (in Upper Montclair) and Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, appreciate the history behind Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial, admire the natural beauty at Van Vleck House & Gardens, and stop by Words Bookstore.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jersey City online road trip planner.

Newark to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Point Pleasant Beach.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach — 2 nights

Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Calgo Gardens, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, and then take a leisurely stroll along Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Asbury Park Boardwalk, and then stroll through Ocean Grove Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Point Pleasant Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Jersey City to Point Pleasant Beach takes 1.5 hours. May in Point Pleasant Beach sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cape May.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

Cape May — 6 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.
Explore Cape May's surroundings by going to Atlantic City (The Playground at Caesars, Bally's Atlantic City Casino, &more) and Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, and enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Point Pleasant Beach to Cape May in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Laurel.
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Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks
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Mount Laurel — 3 nights

Mount Laurel is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, and is an edge city suburb of Philadelphia. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Laurel side-trips: Stella Farms (in Berlin), Hamilton (Grounds For Sculpture & Sayen House and Gardens) and Princeton (Princeton University Chapel, Princeton University, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Human Village Brewing Co, stroll around Timber Creek Park, contemplate the long history of Battleship New Jersey, and make a trip to Paulsdale.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mount Laurel trip planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Mount Laurel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries
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New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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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