28 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

28 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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Princeton
— 5 nights
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Atlantic City
— 4 nights
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Cape May
— 5 nights
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Asbury Park
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights

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Princeton

Princeton ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington Crossing Historic Park and Asa Packer Mansion. Step out of the city life by going to Ironton Rail Trail and Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Parx Casino (in Bensalem), Duke Farms (in Hillsborough) and Bethlehem (Sands Casino & SteelStacks). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Landau's, relax and rejuvenate at Alchemy Mind and Body, stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, and explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Princeton trip itinerary planner.

Quito, Ecuador to Princeton is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Quito in September, you will find days in Princeton are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area ©

4
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Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Do your shopping at The Quarter at Tropicana and Atlantic City Boardwalk. Take a break from the city and head to Brigantine Beach and Black Pearl Pirate Excursion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: Ship Bottom Beach (in Ship Bottom), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ocean City). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, don't miss a visit to Civil Rights Garden, try your luck at Borgata Casino, and appreciate the history behind In the Line of Duty Sculpture.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City trip planner.

Getting from Princeton to Atlantic City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of tram and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Atlantic City can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Casinos

Side Trips

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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park ©
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge ©
Brigantine Beach ©
Brigantine Beach

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Cape May

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.
Head to Washington Street Mall and Washington Street Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Cape May Lighthouse and Emlen Physick Estate are in your itinerary. When in Cape May, make a side trip to see Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, approximately Lewes away. On the 30th (Wed), spend a day by the water at Wildwood Boardwalk. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, get in on the family fun at Breakfast in The Sky, and kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Atlantic City to Cape May by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Cape May sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Allaire State Park and Twin Lights Historic Site. Visit Ocean Grove Beach and 8th Ave Jetty for some beach relaxation. Step out of Asbury Park to go to Jackson and see Six Flags Great Adventure, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Hot Sand, get some fabulous bargains at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, take a memorable tour with Miss Belmar Princess, and examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Asbury Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Asbury Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Asbury Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Miss  Belmar Princess ©
Miss Belmar Princess
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Twin Lights Historic Site ©
Twin Lights Historic Site

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Raaka Chocolatefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Sea the City Jet Ski Tours and East River Waterfront Esplanade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (in Sleepy Hollow), Rockefeller State Park Preserve (in Pleasantville) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Asbury Park in October, with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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