30 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

30 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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30 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  20​h 45​min
1
Ocean City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Asbury Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Princeton
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sussex
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Ocean City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Stone Harbor Point (in Stone Harbor) and Cape May (Jersey Shore Alpacas & Food Tours). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ocean City journey maker website .

New Delhi, India to Ocean City is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from New Delhi to Ocean City. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get a bit cooler in Ocean City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cape May, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Stone Harbor Point, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Ventnor City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

Beach Haven ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of NJ Maritime History and then head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Thundering Surf Waterpark and then get engrossed in the history at Long Beach Island Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Beach Haven vacation maker website .

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) to allow time to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Thundering Surf Waterpark ©
Thundering Surf Waterpark
Long Beach Island Historical Museum ©

3
nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asbury Park: Henry Hudson Trail (in Marlboro), Highlands (Twin Lights Historic Site & The Highlands-Sea Bridge) and Holmdel Park (in Holmdel). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, walk around Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, identify plant and animal life at Island Beach State Park, and look for gifts at Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asbury Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Beach Haven to Asbury Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Asbury Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Highlands, Holmdel Park, Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company, Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Island Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Henry Hudson Trail ©
Henry Hudson Trail

5
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Princeton: Merril Creek Reservoir (in Washington), Duke Farms (in Hillsborough) and Free Library of New Hope and Solebury (in New Hope). The adventure continues: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, identify plant and animal life at Ken Lockwood Gorge WIldlife Management Area, and get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Princeton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Sussex.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trenton, Free Library of New Hope and Solebury, Merril Creek Reservoir, Grounds For Sculpture, Duke Farms
Highlights from your plan
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University ©
Princeton University
Princeton Public Library ©
Princeton Public Library

5
nights
Sussex

Sussex ©
Sussex is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sussex: New Paltz (G. Steve Jordan Gallery & DM Weil Gallery), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Dingmans Falls, grab your bike and head to Dutchess Rail Trail, and don't miss a visit to Wired Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sussex trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Princeton to Sussex takes 2 hours. Traveling from Princeton in August, Sussex is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Sussex

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

New Paltz, Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Marshall's Farm Market, Stairway to Heaven Trail
Highlights from your plan
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

9
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sussex to New York City in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sussex in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Mills at Jersey Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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