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

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 Wild Wild West Casino. We've included these beaches for you: Poverty Beach and Higbee Beach. Explore Atlantic City's surroundings by going to Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery (in Pilesgrove), Harvest Ridge Winery (in Marydel) and Cape May (Bay Springs Farm Alpacas, Historic Cold Spring Village, &more). 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 learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery.

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.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Princeton — 6 nights

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 University. Explore Princeton's surroundings by going to Sri Venkateswara Temple (in Bridgewater), Far Hills (Golf House Museum & United States Golf Association Museum) and Union Transportation Trail (in Cream Ridge). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Morven Museum and Garden, ponder the world of politics at Drumthwacket, relax and rejuvenate at Alchemy Mind and Body, 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.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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 Millbrook Village historic site. You'll explore and learn at The Hunterdon Art Museum and Red Mill Museum Village. Go for a jaunt from Columbia to High Bridge to see Columbia Trail about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lakota Wolf Preserve, hit the slopes at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, learn about winemaking at Cherry Valley Vineyard-Sorrenti, and explore the activities along Delaware Water Gap.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Columbia itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Princeton in February; daily highs in Columbia reach 3°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jersey City.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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: The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms (in Morris Plains), Melovino Meadery (in Vauxhall) and Morris Museum (in Morristown). 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.
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 Hot Sand. Get out of town with these interesting Asbury Park side-trips: Twin Lights Historic Site (in Highlands), Gunnison Beach (in Sandy Hook) and Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head). There's lots more to do: center your mind and body at Kur Wellness Studios, kick back and relax at Manasquan Beach, don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk, and take a leisurely stroll along Spring Lake Boardwalk.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Asbury Park tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Jersey City to Asbury Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Asbury Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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.