17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Jersey City
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Jersey City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ocean City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Princeton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Morristown
— 3 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Montreal

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Jersey City

— 3 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Venture out of the city with trips to Asbury Park Boardwalk (in Asbury Park) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, browse the different shops at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, and walk around J. Owen Grundy Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jersey City trip tool.

Montreal, Canada to Jersey City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in October; daily highs in Jersey City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Cape May

— 2 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.
Birding By Boat on the Osprey has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Birding By Boat on the Osprey, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and finally get in on the family fun at Breakfast in The Sky. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and then do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape May online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jersey City to Cape May takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Jersey City in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Cape May. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 5 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Adventure Aquarium, Pinelands Adventures and Ocean City Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocean City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Absecon 9-11 Memorial (in Absecon). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ocean City Beach, visit Downtown Ocean City, look for gifts at Shrivers Salt Water Taffy, and admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ocean City trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Cape May to Ocean City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. October in Ocean City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Princeton

— 3 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Step out of Princeton to go to Langhorne and see Sesame Place, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, browse the collection at Princeton Public Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Crossing Historic Park, and admire the local landmark of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Princeton trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ocean City to Princeton in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, tram, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and tram. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Morristown.

Things to do in Princeton

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Morristown

— 3 nights
Morristown is a town and county seat of Morris County, New Jersey, United States. On the 15th (Tue), pick up some local products at Alstede Farms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church of Morristown, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Jockey Hollow, and finally steep yourself in history at Ford Mansion and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, examine the collection at Morris Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Macculloch Hall Historic Museum & Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Morristown road trip planning site.

Drive from Princeton to Morristown in an hour. In October in Morristown, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Morristown

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

New Jersey travel guide

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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.