32 days in New Jersey Itinerary

32 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Fly to New York JFK, Train to Atlantic City
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Atlantic City
— 10 nights
Drive
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Princeton
— 6 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jersey City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Asbury Park
— 5 nights
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Sao Paulo

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Atlantic City

— 10 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Absecon Lighthouse and Ocean Resort Casino. We've included these beaches for you: Poverty Beach and Higbee Beach. Explore Atlantic City's surroundings by going to Cape May (Bay Springs Farm Alpacas, Historic Cold Spring Village, &more), Harvest Ridge Winery (in Marydel) and Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery (in Pilesgrove). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, look for all kinds of wild species at AC Waterfront Sculpture Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Atlantic City day trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Atlantic City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Atlantic City to be colder, temps between 6°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Princeton

— 6 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 in touch with nature at Duke Farms and Carnegie Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Princeton University Art Museum and Princeton Cemetery. Explore Princeton's surroundings by going to Sri Venkateswara Temple (in Bridgewater), Union Transportation Trail (in Cream Ridge) and Far Hills (Golf House Museum & United States Golf Association Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Morven Museum and Garden, ponder the world of politics at Drumthwacket, trek along Lawrence Hopewell Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Princeton trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Atlantic City to Princeton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Princeton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Columbia

— 4 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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brook hollow winery and The Hunterdon Art Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lakota Wolf Preserve and Cherry Valley Vineyard-Sorrenti. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Columbia Trail (in High Bridge), Millbrook Village historic site (in Blairstown) and Red Mill Museum Village (in Clinton). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, learn about winemaking at Franklin Hill Vineyards, explore the activities along Delaware Water Gap, and delve into the lush surroundings at Worthington State Forest.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia attractions planner.

You can drive from Princeton to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Princeton in February: high temperatures in Columbia hover around 3°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jersey City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 6 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Step off the beaten path and head to Newark Museum and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jersey City: Morris Museum (in Morristown), The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms (in Morris Plains) and Melovino Meadery (in Vauxhall). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Liberty Science Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Whippany Railway Museum, and shop like a local with Newport Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jersey City route maker app.

Getting from Columbia to Jersey City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Columbia in February, expect Jersey City to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Jersey City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Asbury Park

— 5 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. Allaire State Park and St. Catharine Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park and Asbury Park Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Asbury Park side-trips: Gunnison Beach (in Sandy Hook), Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head) and Twin Lights Historic Site (in Highlands). There's still lots to do: get reinvigorated at Kur Wellness Studios, enjoy the sand and surf at Manasquan Beach, view the masterpieces at Hot Sand, and take a leisurely stroll along Spring Lake Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Asbury Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jersey City to Asbury Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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.