22 days in New Jersey Itinerary

22 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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22 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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

4
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Jersey City side-trips: West Orange (Essex County Regatta Playground & Turtle Back Zoo), Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing (in Cherry Hill) and Camden (Adventure Aquarium & Battleship New Jersey). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Weehawken Recreation Pier, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Pier A Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jersey City attractions planner.

New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Jersey City can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hoboken, West Orange, Elizabeth, Camden, Tear Drop Memorial
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6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeton: Duke Farms (in Hillsborough), Hallock's U-Pick Farm (in New Egypt) and Cream Ridge (Bullock Farms & Screamin' Hill Brewery). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Princeton University, browse the collection at Princeton Public Library, stroll through Lawrence Hopewell Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Princeton holiday maker website .

Drive from Jersey City to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jersey City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Princeton, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamilton, Pennington, Cream Ridge, River Horse Brewing Company, Duke Farms
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University ©
Princeton University
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Atlantic City (Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, & more), Brigantine Historical Museum (in Brigantine) and Ocean City (Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, cool off at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape May journey planner.

Getting from Princeton to Cape May by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Ocean City, Wildwood, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Brigantine Historical Museum
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Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

5
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. Explore Asbury Park's surroundings by going to Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson), Room Escape Games (in Toms River) and Freehold Raceway Mall (in Freehold). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, grab your bike and head to Henry Hudson Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, and identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Asbury Park travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Asbury Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Barnegat Light, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, Room Escape Games, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing
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Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure

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