4 days in New Jersey Itinerary

4 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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4 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1 h
1
Ocean Grove
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Newark

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catharine Catholic Church, kick back and relax at Bay Head Beach, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally shop like a local with Hot Sand.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ocean Grove online trip planner .

Newark to Ocean Grove is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In January, daytime highs in Ocean Grove are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hot Sand, Bay Head Beach, St. Catharine Catholic Church
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Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach
St. Catharine Catholic Church ©
St. Catharine Catholic Church
Hot Sand ©
Hot Sand

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Poverty Beach, then identify plant and animal life at South Cape May Meadows, and then stop by West End Garage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Corson's Inlet State Park, then try for a hole-in-one at Pirate Island Golf, and then get your game on at Original Old Time Photo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape May vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Ocean Grove to Cape May takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pirate Island Golf, Original Old Time Photo, Corson's Inlet State Park
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South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows
Corson's Inlet State Park ©
Corson's Inlet State Park
West End Garage ©
West End Garage

1
night
Columbia

Columbia ©
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. On the 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site NY-56, stop by Jacks Barn, and then learn about winemaking at Franklin Hill Vineyards.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Columbia road trip planning app .

You can drive from Cape May to Columbia in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cape May in January, things will get little chillier in Columbia: highs are around 35°F and lows about 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Nike Missile Site NY-56, Jacks Barn, Franklin Hill Vineyards
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Nike Missile Site NY-56 ©
Nike Missile Site NY-56
Franklin Hill Vineyards ©
Franklin Hill Vineyards
Jacks Barn ©
Jacks Barn

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