28 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

28 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Princeton
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Princeton
— 5 nights
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Atlantic City
— 4 nights
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Cape May
— 5 nights
Drive
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Asbury Park
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Princeton University Chapel and Trinity Church. Step out of the city life by going to Ironton Rail Trail and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Bethlehem (Sands Casino & SteelStacks), Parx Casino (in Bensalem) and Duke Farms (in Hillsborough). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Landau's, get engrossed in the history at Asa Packer Mansion, indulge in some personalized pampering at Alchemy Mind and Body, and step into the grandiose world of Fonthill Castle.

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Quito, Ecuador to Princeton is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Quito in September, expect nights in Princeton to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Atlantic City

— 4 nights

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 Ship Bottom Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ocean City) and Black Pearl Pirate Excursion (in Beach Haven). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial, try your luck at Borgata Casino, and admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Atlantic City road trip app.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Atlantic City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train; or take a train. In September in Atlantic City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Casinos

Side Trips

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.
Head to Washington Street Mall and Cape May Artists’ Cooperativefor 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. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Washington Street Gallery, take in the waterfront at Wildwood Boardwalk, and get in on the family fun at Breakfast in The Sky.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape May trip builder.

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

Things to do in Cape May

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Asbury Park

— 3 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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Lights Historic Site and Allaire State Park. 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. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Hot Sand, get some fabulous bargains at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, get outside with Miss Belmar Princess, and have some family-friendly fun at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Asbury Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Asbury Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Asbury Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City

— 9 nights

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 Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh), Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (in Sleepy Hollow) and Rockefeller State Park Preserve (in Pleasantville). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, visit Times Square, get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

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 drive; or 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

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
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.

Jersey Shore travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks
For All Seasons
The crown jewel of the state of New Jersey, the Jersey Shore is famous for its many boardwalks and amusement parks offering hundreds of rides and attractions. For many New Jersey natives, going "down the shore" is a weekly habit, though this 200 km (120 mi) stretch of coastline attracts more than just locals. The region is a growing favorite with foreign visitors on vacation, drawn by its rich assortment of places to visit, including beaches, shops, and restaurants. The shore's many oceanfront communities, each with a different character and flavor, range from vibrant resorts entirely dedicated to gambling and clubbing, to small towns known primarily for quieter, family-oriented activities.