14 days in New Jersey Itinerary

14 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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14 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  30​min
1
Jersey City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princeton
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cape May
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Asbury Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then admire the masterpieces at Newark Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gunnison Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jersey City planning tool .

Newark to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Newark, Thomas Edison National Historical Park, Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Gunnison Beach
Highlights from your plan
Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park
Newark Museum ©
Newark Museum

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Princeton University Art Museum and Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Old Barracks Museum and Golf House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Duke Farms (in Hillsborough), Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia) and Historic Walnford (in Polhemustown). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, explore and take pictures at Princeton University, get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, and stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Princeton day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jersey City to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. June in Princeton sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hillsborough, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Golf House Museum, Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Sourland Mountain Preserve ©
Sourland Mountain Preserve

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Cape May Lighthouse and Emlen Physick Estate. Popular historic sites such as Historic Cold Spring Village and World War II Lookout Tower are in your itinerary. Explore Cape May's surroundings by going to Atlantic City (Atlantic City Boardwalk, Civil Rights Garden, & more) and Downtown Ocean City (in Ocean City). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk, examine the collection at Cape May Fire Department Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape May sightseeing app .

Drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Atlantic City, Cape May County Park & Zoo, North Wildwood Beach, Downtown Ocean City
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach

3
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Silverball Pinball Museum and Twin Lights Historic Site. Museum-lovers will appreciate Allaire State Park and Hot Sand. Step out of Asbury Park to go to Seaside Park and see Seaside Park Beach, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at 8th Ave Jetty, take in the waterfront at Point Pleasant Beach, don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Asbury Park trip planner .

Getting from Cape May to Asbury Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Asbury Park can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, Allaire State Park, Ocean Grove Beach, Twin Lights Historic Site, Seaside Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Twin Lights Historic Site ©
Twin Lights Historic Site

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