22 days in New Jersey Itinerary

22 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey tour planner

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Ocean City
— 5 nights
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Asbury Park
— 5 nights
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Princeton
— 6 nights
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Jersey City
— 5 nights
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Ocean City

— 5 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Family-friendly places like Playland's Castaway Cove and Jilly's Arcade will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Brigantine Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean City side-trips: Pirate Island Golf (in Avalon), Wildwood (Kona Surf Co., Wildwood Beach, &more) and Ship Bottom (Hartland Miniature Golf & Arcade & Ship Bottom Beach). There's much more to do: try for a hole-in-one at Congo Falls Adventure Golf, head outdoors with Pirate Adventures, have some family-friendly fun at Encounters, and stroll through Cape May Point State Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City visit planner.

Orlando to Ocean City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in March, with highs in Ocean City at 50°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Ocean City

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Asbury Park

— 5 nights
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Silverball Pinball Museum and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenkinson's Aquarium and St. Catharine Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting Asbury Park side-trips: Turkey Swamp Park (in Freehold), Jackson (Six Flags Hurricane Harbor & Six Flags Great Adventure) and Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Popcorn Park Zoo, stroll through Ocean Grove Beach, relax in the rural setting at Delicious Orchards, and see the interesting displays at Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Asbury Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Asbury Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Asbury Park are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Princeton

— 6 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.
Attractions like Garden State Discovery Museum and Cattus Island County Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Princeton University and Princeton Public Library. Venture out of the city with trips to The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe (in Lavallette), Seaside Park Beach (in Seaside Park) and Mount Laurel (Laurel Acres Park, Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, walk around Colonial Park, contemplate the long history of Princeton University Chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Beach State Park.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Princeton trip planning site.

Getting from Asbury Park to Princeton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 5 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Liberty Science Center and Turtle Back Zoo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8 and Liberty State Park. Explore Jersey City's surroundings by going to Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (in Mahwah), Sterling Hill Mining Museum (in Ogdensburg) and High Point State Park (in Sussex). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adventure Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Thomas Edison National Historical Park, and stroll around J. Owen Grundy Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jersey City trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Princeton to Jersey City in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Jersey City can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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.