17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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17 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Jersey City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princeton
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wildwood
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Asbury Park
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Melovino Meadery. Get outdoors at Liberty State Park and High Point Cross Country Ski Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jersey City: Ramapo Mountain State Forest (in Oakland) and WaggMore Pet Boutique & Bakery Dog Friendly (in Sparta). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, get some fabulous bargains at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, and take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jersey City trip planning tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Jersey City is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Jersey City. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect nights in Jersey City to be slightly colder, around 2°C, while days are colder, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Elizabeth, Melovino Meadery, High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Hoboken Waterfront Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park
The Mills at Jersey Gardens ©
The Mills at Jersey Gardens

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Princeton University Art Museum and Princeton University Chapel. Visiting Duke Farms and Sourland Mountain Preserve will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Princeton side-trips: The Fudge Shoppe (in Flemington), Golf House Museum (in Far Hills) and Third State Brewery (in Burlington). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Princeton University, learn about winemaking at Unionville Vineyards, brush up on your military savvy at Old Barracks Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeton tour planner.

Getting from Jersey City to Princeton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wildwood.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Hillsborough, Trenton, Roebling Museum, The Fudge Shoppe, Golf House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Duke Farms ©
Duke Farms
Sourland Mountain Preserve ©
Sourland Mountain Preserve

5
nights
Wildwood

Wildwood ©
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Get outdoors at Wildwood Beach and Cape May City Beaches. Get some cultural insight at Atlantic City Boardwalk and Cape May Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Atlantic City (Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, & more). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Wildwood Boardwalk, browse for treasures at Out of the Past Antiques, stroll through Sunset Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Emlen Physick Estate.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wildwood online route maker .

You can drive from Princeton to Wildwood in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Wildwood are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Wildwood

Shopping Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Cape May, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Sunset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

4
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. Step out of the city life by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Ocean Grove Beach. Get some cultural insight at Silverball Pinball Museum and St. Catharine Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asbury Park: The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe (in Lavallette), Barnegat Lighthouse State Park (in Barnegat Light) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's more to do: get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing and take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Heights Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Asbury Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Wildwood to Asbury Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Fun & Games Beaches

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, Ocean Grove Beach, The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, St. Catharine Catholic Church, Six Flags Great Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park ©
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

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