30 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

30 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly to New York JFK, Bus to Ocean City
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Ocean City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asbury Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Princeton
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sussex
— 5 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 9 nights
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Ocean City

— 4 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocean City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Cape May (Jersey Shore Alpacas & Food Tours) and Stone Harbor Point (in Stone Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Ventnor City Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ocean City online route planner.

New Delhi, India to Ocean City is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10.5 hours. In August, Ocean City is a bit cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of NJ Maritime History and then get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Thundering Surf Waterpark and then take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Beach Haven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Beach Haven takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Beach Haven are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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. Get out of town with these interesting Asbury Park side-trips: Henry Hudson Trail (in Marlboro), Highlands (Twin Lights Historic Site & The Highlands-Sea Bridge) and Holmdel Park (in Holmdel). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at 8th Ave Jetty, stroll around Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Island Beach State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Asbury Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Beach Haven to Asbury Park takes 1.5 hours. In August in Asbury Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Duke Farms (in Hillsborough), Free Library of New Hope and Solebury (in New Hope) and Merril Creek Reservoir (in Washington). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, gain insight at Princeton University, look for gifts at Landau's, and browse the collection at Princeton Public Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Princeton online trip builder.

Drive from Asbury Park to Princeton in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sussex.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sussex

— 5 nights
Sussex is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sussex: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park), New Paltz (G. Steve Jordan Gallery & DM Weil Gallery) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, hike along Stairway to Heaven Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Dingmans Falls, and relax in the rural setting at Marshall's Farm Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sussex road trip planner.

You can drive from Princeton to Sussex in 2 hours. Traveling from Princeton in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sussex, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Sussex

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City visit app.

You can drive from Sussex to New York City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sussex in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.