34 days in New Jersey Itinerary

34 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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34 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cape May
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Asbury Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Princeton
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jersey City
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

5
nights
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

Beach Haven ©
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. Get out of town with these interesting Beach Haven side-trips: Atlantic City (Civil Rights Garden, Resorts Atlantic City Casino, & more), Historic Smithville (in Smithville) and Barnegat Lighthouse State Park (in Barnegat Light). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, let the kids burn off some steam at Shark Park, learn about winemaking at White Horse Winery, and get your game on at Lone Wolf Gaming Tactical Laser Tag.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beach Haven trip planner .

Dallas to Beach Haven is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Beach Haven. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Beach Haven at 79°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Barnegat Light, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Ship Bottom Beach, Silver Fox Farm Alpacas
Highlights from your plan
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park ©
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Silver Fox Farm Alpacas ©
Silver Fox Farm Alpacas

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Ocean City (Ocean City Boardwalk, Medieval Fantasy Mini Golf, & more), Atlantic City (Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, Caesars Atlantic City Casino, & more) and Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, learn about winemaking at Willow Creek Winery, get in on the family fun at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, and stroll through Stone Harbor Point.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape May online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Beach Haven to Cape May in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cape May are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Wildwood, Ocean City, Lucy the Elephant, Stone Harbor Point
Highlights from your plan
Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

6
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asbury Park: Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge), Freehold Raceway Mall (in Freehold) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum, kick back and relax at Gunnison Beach, stroll through 8th Ave Jetty, and take in the waterfront at Jenkinson's Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Asbury Park online journey maker .

Getting from Cape May to Asbury Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Asbury Park sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Toms River, Point Pleasant Beach, Red Bank, Delicious Orchards, Gunnison Beach
Highlights from your plan
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure

9
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
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: Kidstreet Playground (in Bridgewater), Columbia Trail (in High Bridge) and Duke Farms (in Hillsborough). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Princeton University, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Catholic Church, pause for some photo ops at Princeton Battle Monument, and get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Princeton online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Princeton are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Somerset, Pennington, Flemington, Hamilton, Old Barracks Museum
Highlights from your plan
Princeton University ©
Princeton University
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

5
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Camden (Battleship New Jersey & Adventure Aquarium), Room Escape Games (in Montclair) and Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing (in Cherry Hill). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, go for a walk through Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, appreciate the history behind Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jersey City trip site .

You can drive from Princeton to Jersey City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Princeton in October, Jersey City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Elizabeth, Camden, Weehawken Recreation Pier, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Aquarium ©
Adventure Aquarium
Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park
Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial ©
Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial

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