17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Jersey City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Ocean City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Princeton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Morristown
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Montreal

3
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Explore Jersey City's surroundings by going to Asbury Park Boardwalk (in Asbury Park) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and get curious at Liberty Science Center.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jersey City trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Jersey City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in Jersey City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Asbury Park Boardwalk, Bronx Zoo, The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, Hoboken Waterfront Walkway
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park
Asbury Park Boardwalk ©
Asbury Park Boardwalk

2
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.
You've now added Birding By Boat on the Osprey to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Birding By Boat on the Osprey, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach, and finally find something for the whole family at Breakfast in The Sky. On the next day, 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 learn about winemaking at Willow Creek Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape May online trip maker .

You can drive from Jersey City to Cape May in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Jersey City in October, Cape May is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Birding By Boat on the Osprey ©
Birding By Boat on the Osprey
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

5
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
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. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean City side-trips: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Absecon 9-11 Memorial (in Absecon). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Pirate Adventures, browse the different shops at The Playground at Caesars, admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant, and take a stroll through Downtown Ocean City.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City journey builder .

Drive from Cape May to Ocean City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ocean City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Lucy the Elephant, Absecon 9-11 Memorial, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Pinelands Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Pinelands Adventures ©
Pinelands Adventures
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach

3
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.
Step out of Princeton to go to Langhorne and see Sesame Place, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library, contemplate the long history of Washington Crossing Historic Park, and walk around Grounds For Sculpture.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Princeton trip builder site .

You can drive from Ocean City to Princeton in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and tram. In October, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grounds For Sculpture, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Sesame Place, Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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Sesame Place ©
Sesame Place
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

3
nights
Morristown

Morristown ©
Morristown is a town and county seat of Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pick up some local products at Alstede Farms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Jockey Hollow, and finally steep yourself in history at Ford Mansion and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, examine the collection at Morris Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Macculloch Hall Historic Museum & Gardens, then walk around The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Morristown trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Princeton to Morristown takes an hour. In October in Morristown, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Morristown

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Madison, Alstede Farms
Highlights from your plan
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum ©
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Jockey Hollow ©
Jockey Hollow
Loantaka Brook Reservation
Loantaka Brook Reservation

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