31 days in New Jersey Itinerary

31 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Columbia
— 3 nights
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Camden
— 7 nights
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Cape May
— 11 nights
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
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Belmar
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Columbia

— 3 nights
Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. Visiting Columbia Trail and Worthington State Forest will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Mill Museum Village and Millbrook Village historic site. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Stokes State Forest (in Branchville), Sterling Hill Mining Museum (in Ogdensburg) and WaggMore Pet Boutique & Bakery Dog Friendly (in Sparta). There's more to do: stroll through Lakota Wolf Preserve and examine the collection at Franklin Mineral Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Columbia road trip planning tool.

New York City to Columbia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Columbia to be a bit cooler, temps between 51°F and 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Camden.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Camden

— 7 nights
Camden is a city in Camden County, New Jersey. Get some cultural insight at Battleship New Jersey and Batsto Village. Attractions like Adventure Aquarium and St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: The Palace of Depression (in Vineland), West Berlin (Diggerland & Chocolatrium by Michel Cluizel) and Millville (Maurice River Bluffs Nature Preserve & Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Garden State Discovery Museum, relax in the rural setting at Stella Farms, make a splash at Sahara Sam's Oasis, and test your team's savvy at Amazing Escape Room.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Camden trip planner.

Drive from Columbia to Camden in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Columbia in November: high temperatures in Camden hover around 57°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape May

— 11 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape May City Beaches and South Cape May Meadows. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape May Carriage and Nature Center of Cape May. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Ocean City (Corson's Inlet State Park, Ocean City Beach, &more), Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City) and Atlantic City (Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Atlantic City Boardwalk, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Poverty Beach, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Historic Cold Spring Village.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape May trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Camden to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cape May, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 4 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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of NJ Maritime History and Barnegat Light Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Viking Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beach Haven: Carranza Memorial (in Tabernacle), Tuckerton Seaport (in Tuckerton) and Barnegat Light (Barnegat Lighthouse State Park & Reel Reaction Sportfishing). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Long Beach Island Historical Museum, stop by Ron Jon Surf Shop, and head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Beach Haven tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Beach Haven takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Beach Haven are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Belmar.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Belmar

— 5 nights
Belmar is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Belmar Beach and Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Barracks Museum and Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belmar: The Robert J. Novins Planetarium (in Toms River), Amazing Escape Room Princeton (in West Windsor Township) and Duke Farms (in Hillsborough). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, explore the galleries of Allaire State Park, cast your line with Queen Mary Party Fishing Boat & Charters, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catharine Catholic Church.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Belmar travel route planner.

You can drive from Beach Haven to Belmar in an hour. In December in Belmar, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Belmar

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.