36 days in New Jersey Itinerary

36 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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36 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Lower Township
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Seaside Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Lakewood
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Howell
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Point Pleasant Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Manasquan
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
8
Wall Township
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Spring Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
10
Belmar
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
Ocean Grove
— 1 night
12
Ocean Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
13
Asbury Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
14
Farmingdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
15
Freehold
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
16
Long Branch
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
17
Tinton Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
18
Colts Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
19
Middletown
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island

Ship Bottom ©
Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Ship Bottom is known for beaches and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Settler's Mill Adventure Golf.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ship Bottom itinerary builder website .

New York City to Ship Bottom is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Ship Bottom dip to 61°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off toLower Township.

Things to do in Ship Bottom

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Settler's Mill Adventure Golf
Highlights from your plan
Settler's Mill Adventure Golf ©
Settler's Mill Adventure Golf

5
nights
Lower Township

Lower Township ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turdo Vineyards & Winery and Cape May Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Cape May Brewing Company. Change things up with a short trip to Lucy the Elephant in Margate City (about 52 minutes away).

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lower Township day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ship Bottom to Lower Township takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ship Bottom in September since evenings lows in Lower Township dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seaside Park.

Things to do in Lower Township

Wineries Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cape May, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Lucy the Elephant
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery ©
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery
Turdo Vineyards & Winery ©
Turdo Vineyards & Winery
Cape May Brewing Company ©
Cape May Brewing Company

4
nights
Seaside Park

Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Belmar Beach and Island Beach State Park. When in Seaside Park, make a side trip to see Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Seaside Park Beach and make a splash at Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seaside Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lower Township to Seaside Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lower Township in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Seaside Park, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lakewood.

Things to do in Seaside Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark, Belmar Beach, Jenkinson's Aquarium, Island Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Belmar Beach ©
Belmar Beach
Island Beach State Park ©
Island Beach State Park
Jenkinson's Aquarium ©
Jenkinson's Aquarium

1
night
Lakewood

Lakewood ©
Lakewood Township is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.As of 2016 the town had a population of approximately 100,758 residents. On the 13th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Freehold Raceway Mall, experience rural life at Howling Woods Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Six Flags Safari.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lakewood trip planner.

Lakewood is just a short distance from Seaside Park. While traveling from Seaside Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lakewood, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Point Pleasant Beach.

Things to do in Lakewood

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Jackson, Freehold Raceway Mall
Highlights from your plan
Freehold Raceway Mall ©
Freehold Raceway Mall
Howling Woods Farm ©
Howling Woods Farm

1
night
Howell

Howell ©
Howell Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): perfect your strike at Knob Hill Country Lanes, stop by Battleview Orchards Country Store, and then explore and take pictures at Turkey Swamp Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Howell trip site .

Howell is just a stone's throw from Lakewood. While traveling from Lakewood, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Howell, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Point Pleasant Beach.

Things to do in Howell

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Freehold, Knob Hill Country Lanes
Highlights from your plan
Battleview Orchards Country Store ©
Battleview Orchards Country Store
Turkey Swamp Park ©
Turkey Swamp Park
Knob Hill Country Lanes ©
Knob Hill Country Lanes

2
nights
Point Pleasant Beach

Point Pleasant Beach ©
Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Point Pleasant Beach and then stroll through Brick Beach 1. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch the contagious excitement of Monmouth Park Racetrack and then kick back and relax at Windward Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Point Pleasant Beach trip maker tool .

Point Pleasant Beach is just a short distance from Howell. September in Point Pleasant Beach sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Manasquan.

Things to do in Point Pleasant Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Brick, Monmouth Park Racetrack
Highlights from your plan
Point Pleasant Beach ©
Point Pleasant Beach
Monmouth Park Racetrack ©
Monmouth Park Racetrack

1
night
Manasquan

Manasquan ©
Manasquan is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Manasquan Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manasquan tour itinerary planning tool .

Manasquan is very close to Point Pleasant Beach. In September, daily temperatures in Manasquan can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wall Township.

Things to do in Manasquan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Manasquan Beach ©
Manasquan Beach

1
night
Wall Township

Wall Township ©
On the 18th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Wall Stadium Speedway and then take in the pleasant sights at Brick Reservoir.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wall Township online attractions planner .

Wall Township is just a short distance from Manasquan. September in Wall Township sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Spring Lake.
Highlights from your plan
Brick Reservoir ©
Brick Reservoir
Wall Stadium Speedway ©
Wall Stadium Speedway

1
night
Spring Lake

Spring Lake ©
Spring Lake is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Spring Lake Boardwalk, indulge your taste buds at Third Avenue Chocolate Shoppe, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catharine Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Spring Lake trip planning website .

Spring Lake is just a short distance from Wall Township. In September in Spring Lake, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Belmar.

Things to do in Spring Lake

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Catharine Catholic Church ©
St. Catharine Catholic Church
Third Avenue Chocolate Shoppe ©
Third Avenue Chocolate Shoppe

2
nights
Belmar

Belmar ©
Belmar is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkpatrick Chapel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Demented Brewing Company, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cypress Brewing Co. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ideal Beach and then look for gifts at Sweet!.

Start your trip to Belmar by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Belmar is very close to Spring Lake. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Ocean Grove.

Things to do in Belmar

Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Cypress Brewing Co, Ideal Beach, Demented Brewing Company, Kirkpatrick Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Ideal Beach ©
Ideal Beach
Demented Brewing Company ©
Demented Brewing Company
Cypress Brewing Co ©
Cypress Brewing Co

1
night
Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove ©
Ocean Grove is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), get some fabulous bargains at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocean Grove tour website .

Ocean Grove is just a short distance from Belmar. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ocean Grove.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Shopping

Side Trip

Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets ©
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets

1
night
Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove ©
On the 23rd (Sun), revel in the low prices at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Auditorium, and then stop by Cheese on Main.

You can plan Ocean Grove trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Great Auditorium ©
The Great Auditorium
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets ©
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
Cheese on Main ©
Cheese on Main

2
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. On the 24th (Mon), snap pictures at The Highlands-Sea Bridge, contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site NY-56, and then stroll through 8th Ave Jetty. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Stephen Crane House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dorbrook Park Recreation Area, and then get engrossed in the history at New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asbury Park travel itinerary planner .

Asbury Park is very close to Ocean Grove. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nike Missile Site NY-56, Dorbrook Park Recreation Area, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center, The Highlands-Sea Bridge
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Farmingdale

Farmingdale ©
Farmingdale is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Carnegie Lake, see the interesting displays at The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Farmingdale online travel planner .

Farmingdale is just a stone's throw from Asbury Park. In September, daily temperatures in Farmingdale can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Farmingdale

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Princeton, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
Highlights from your plan
Carnegie Lake ©
Carnegie Lake
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie ©
St. Paul's Catholic Church ©
St. Paul's Catholic Church

2
nights
Freehold

Freehold ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at Hopewell Valley Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Brook hollow winery and then learn about winemaking at Unionville Vineyards.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Freehold trip itinerary builder app .

Freehold is just a stone's throw from Farmingdale. In September, daily temperatures in Freehold can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Freehold

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brook hollow winery, Tomasello Winery Tasting Room, Cream Ridge Winery, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Unionville Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Brook hollow winery ©
Brook hollow winery
Unionville Vineyards ©
Unionville Vineyards
Hopewell Valley Vineyards ©
Hopewell Valley Vineyards

2
nights
Long Branch

Long Branch ©
Long Branch is a beach-side city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sea Bright Public Beach and then sample the tasty concoctions at Kane Brewing.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Long Branch online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Freehold to Long Branch in an hour. In September in Long Branch, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Long Branch

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Kane Brewing, Riverside Gardens Park, Sea Bright Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Gardens Park ©
Riverside Gardens Park
Kane Brewing ©
Kane Brewing

1
night
Tinton Falls

Tinton Falls ©
Tinton Falls is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Holmdel Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tinton Falls road trip planning tool .

Tinton Falls is just a stone's throw from Long Branch. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tinton Falls

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamilton Veterans Park, Holmdel Park, Historic Walnford, Princeton University Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Veterans Park ©
Hamilton Veterans Park
Princeton University Chapel ©
Princeton University Chapel
Historic Walnford ©
Historic Walnford

2
nights
Colts Neck

Colts Neck ©
Colts Neck Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), take in the waterfront activity at Perth Amboy Waterfront and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cliffwood Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Colts Neck trip planner.

Colts Neck is very close to Tinton Falls. In October, daytime highs in Colts Neck are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colts Neck

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cliffwood Beach, Burlington County Prison Museum, Perth Amboy Waterfront
Highlights from your plan
Cliffwood Beach ©
Cliffwood Beach
Burlington County Prison Museum ©
Burlington County Prison Museum
Perth Amboy Waterfront ©
Perth Amboy Waterfront

1
night
Middletown

Middletown ©
Middletown Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Feltville Historic District.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Middletown road trip planning app .

Middletown is just a stone's throw from Colts Neck. In October, daily temperatures in Middletown can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Middletown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gunnison Beach, Golf House Museum, Feltville Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Gunnison Beach ©
Gunnison Beach
Feltville Historic District ©
Feltville Historic District
Golf House Museum ©
Golf House Museum

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