41 days in New Jersey Itinerary

41 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Toms River
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Toms River
— 10 nights
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Cape May
— 10 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 10 nights
Drive
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West Orange
— 9 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Piarco International Airport

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Toms River

— 10 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
Appreciate the collections at Princeton University Art Museum and Silverball Pinball Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Princeton University Chapel and St. Paul's Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toms River: Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Tuckerton), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Duke Farms, admire the majestic nature at Gateway National Recreation, kick back and relax at Island Beach State Park, and walk around Hartshorne Woods Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toms River visit planning site.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Toms River is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Port of Spain to Toms River. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port of Spain in June; daily highs in Toms River reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Toms River

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May

— 10 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cape May City Beaches and Wildwood Beach. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape May Carriage. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape May: Atlantic City (Atlantic City Boardwalk, Caesars Atlantic City Casino, &more), Ocean City (Downtown Ocean City, Ocean City Boardwalk, &more) and Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, browse the exhibits of Cape May Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center of Cape May, and learn about winemaking at Willow Creek Winery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Toms River to Cape May takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia

— 10 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. Popular historic sites such as Millbrook Village historic site and Nathan Cooper Gristmill are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Lakota Wolf Preserve and Worthington State Forest. Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Clinton (Red Mill Museum Village & The Hunterdon Art Museum), Uhlerstown-Frenchtown Bridge (in Frenchtown) and Merril Creek Reservoir (in Washington). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Brook hollow winery, browse for treasures at Scranberry Coop Antiques, identify plant and animal life at Round Valley Recreation Area, and delve into the lush surroundings at Stokes State Forest.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Columbia holiday site.

Getting from Cape May to Columbia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cape May in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Columbia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to West Orange.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

West Orange

— 9 nights
West Orange is a suburban township in central Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Thomas Edison National Historical Park and Lyndhurst Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk and Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting West Orange side-trips: Demarest Nature Center (in Demarest), Wawayanda State Park (in Hewitt) and Closter Nature Center (in Closter). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park, trek along Trailside Nature & Science Center, and walk around South Mountain Reservation.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read West Orange road trip site.

Traveling by car from Columbia to West Orange takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in West Orange are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Orange

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

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.