31 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

31 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

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31 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h
1
Asbury Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape May
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Newark

8
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. Get out of town with these interesting Asbury Park side-trips: Seaside Heights (Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark & Seaside Heights Boardwalk), Popcorn Park Zoo (in Forked River) and Toms River (Cattus Island County Park, Room Escape Games, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Gateway National Recreation, take a leisurely stroll along Belmar Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Hot Sand.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asbury Park trip planner .

Newark to Asbury Park is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August in Asbury Park, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Toms River, Ocean Grove, Highlands, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights
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Point Pleasant Beach ©
Point Pleasant Beach
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Asbury Park Boardwalk ©
Asbury Park Boardwalk

12
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape May side-trips: Absecon 9-11 Memorial (in Absecon), Ocean City (Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City Beach, & more) and Veterans Memorial Park at Glenn by the Bay (in Galloway). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see the interesting displays at Cape May Lighthouse.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asbury Park to Cape May in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Barnegat Light.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Ocean City, Lower Township, Stone Harbor, Cape May Court House
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas

10
nights
Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island

Barnegat Light ©
Barnegat Light is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barnegat Light: Hartland Miniature Golf & Arcade (in Ship Bottom), Atlantic City (Tropicana Casino, The Quarter at Tropicana, & more) and Beach Haven (Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, & more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, take an in-depth tour of Barnegat Light Museum, see the interesting displays at Marine Mammal Stranding Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barnegat Light route website .

Drive from Cape May to Barnegat Light in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Barnegat Light when traveling from Cape May in August, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barnegat Light

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Beach Haven, Ship Bottom, Brigantine
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Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park ©
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

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