24 days in New Jersey Itinerary

24 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
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Cape May
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Toms River
— 4 nights
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Jersey City
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Sussex
— 4 nights
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Princeton
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 1 night
Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. On the 8th (Mon), make a splash at Thundering Surf Waterpark. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum, then stop by Sweet Haven Candy Shop, then head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of NJ Maritime History.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Beach Haven trip planner.

Philadelphia to Beach Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Cape May

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Cape May City Beaches and The Wetlands Institute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: LWG Lasertag (in Egg Harbor Township), Ocean City (Parasailing & Paragliding & Speed Boats Tours) and Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Cape May Point State Park, and kick back and relax at Stone Harbor Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape May itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Beach Haven to Cape May takes 1.5 hours. In July in Cape May, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Toms River.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Toms River

— 4 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
Step out of the city life by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Ocean Grove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toms River: Asbury Park (8th Ave Jetty & Silverball Pinball Museum), Cheese on Main (in Ocean Grove) and Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Island Beach State Park, walk around Ocean County Park, stroll through Brigantine Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Jenkinson's Aquarium.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Toms River day trip tool.

Drive from Cape May to Toms River in 1.5 hours. July in Toms River sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jersey City.

Things to do in Toms River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 4 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Liberty State Park and Gateway National Recreation. Get out of town with these interesting Jersey City side-trips: Gunnison Beach (in Sandy Hook), Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum (in Morristown) and Words Bookstore (in Maplewood). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, meet the residents at Adventure Aquarium, make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, and identify plant and animal life at Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jersey City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toms River to Jersey City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Toms River in July, Jersey City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sussex.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sussex

— 4 nights
Sussex is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Ramapo Mountain State Forest and Lakota Wolf Preserve. Explore Sussex's surroundings by going to WaggMore Pet Boutique & Bakery Dog Friendly (in Sparta), Delaware Water Gap (in Columbia) and Resica Falls (in East Stroudsburg). There's much more to do: trek along Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk, walk around Grace Lord Park, identify plant and animal life at Apshawa Preserve, and delve into the lush surroundings at Stokes State Forest.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sussex online tour planner.

Getting from Jersey City to Sussex by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Sussex when traveling from Jersey City in July, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Sussex

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Princeton

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Henry Hudson Trail and Merril Creek Reservoir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Columbia Trail (in High Bridge) and Duke Farms (in Hillsborough). And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Princeton University, walk around Grounds For Sculpture, hike along Lawrence Hopewell Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Princeton trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sussex to Princeton takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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.