4 days in New Jersey & Rhode Island Itinerary

4 days in New Jersey & Rhode Island Itinerary

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Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island
— 1 day
North Wildwood
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island — 1 day

Barnegat Light is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barnegat Light holiday website.

New York City to Barnegat Light is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Barnegat Light, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to North Wildwood.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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North Wildwood — 2 nights

North Wildwood is a city located on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Forgotten Warriors, then see the interesting displays at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Wildwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Emlen Physick Estate and then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the North Wildwood online vacation builder.

Getting from Barnegat Light to North Wildwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Barnegat Light in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in North Wildwood, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Newport.
Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Newport — 1 night

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): cast your line with Fish'n Tales Adventures, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and then trek along Cliff Walk.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Newport day trip planner.

You can drive from North Wildwood to Newport in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from North Wildwood in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Newport, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Museums

New Jersey travel guide

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.

Rhode Island travel guide

Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.