30 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

30 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip 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. Explore Ocean City's surroundings by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Cape May (Jersey Shore Alpacas & Food Tours) and Stone Harbor Point (in Stone Harbor). There's much more to do: stop by Downtown Ocean City, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, visit a coastal fixture at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ocean City trip app.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Ocean City. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Ocean City hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about all things military at Museum of NJ Maritime History and then get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Thundering Surf Waterpark and then get engrossed in the history at Long Beach Island Historical Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beach Haven driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ocean City to Beach Haven in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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: Highlands (Twin Lights Historic Site & The Highlands-Sea Bridge), Holmdel Park (in Holmdel) and Henry Hudson Trail (in Marlboro). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park, kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, stop by Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company, and stroll through 8th Ave Jetty.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Asbury Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Beach Haven to Asbury Park in 1.5 hours. December in Asbury Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Princeton side-trips: Free Library of New Hope and Solebury (in New Hope), Merril Creek Reservoir (in Washington) and Duke Farms (in Hillsborough). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Trenton Farmers Market, get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library, and stroll around Colonial Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Princeton driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Asbury Park to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Princeton are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sussex.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sussex

— 5 nights
Sussex is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to New Paltz (G. Steve Jordan Gallery & DM Weil Gallery), Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk, look for gifts at WaggMore Pet Boutique & Bakery Dog Friendly, get a taste of the local shopping with Wired Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stairway to Heaven Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sussex holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Princeton to Sussex in 2 hours. Traveling from Princeton in December, things will get slightly colder in Sussex: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planner.

Getting from Sussex to New York City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sussex in December, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly 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.