42 days in New Jersey Itinerary

42 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey route planner

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Sussex
— 11 nights
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Cherry Hill
— 14 nights
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 3 nights
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Ocean City
— 7 nights
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Toms River
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Sussex

— 11 nights
Sussex is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Belleayre Beach and Ramapo Mountain State Forest. Do your shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Willowbrook Mall. Change things up with these side-trips from Sussex: Columbia (Worthington State Forest, Lakota Wolf Preserve, &more), Apshawa Preserve (in West Milford) and The Outlets at Bergen Town Center (in Paramus). And it doesn't end there: hike along Monument Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Norwalk River Valley Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Swartswood State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sussex travel route builder site.

New York City to Sussex is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sussex when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cherry Hill.

Things to do in Sussex

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Cherry Hill

— 14 nights
Cherry Hill is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. For shopping fun, head to Cherry Hill Mall or Gloucester Premium Outlets. Take a break from the city and head to Sourland Mountain Preserve and Long Bridge Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cherry Hill side-trips: Royal Port Antiques (in Salem), Hamilton (Grounds For Sculpture & Tulpehaking Nature Center) and Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum, Trinity Church, &more). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, identify plant and animal life at Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Adventure Aquarium, and immerse yourself in nature at Rancocas Nature Center.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cherry Hill trip maker site.

You can drive from Sussex to Cherry Hill in 2.5 hours. July in Cherry Hill sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Cherry Hill

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 3 nights
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. Beach Haven is known for outdoors, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, learn about all things military at Museum of NJ Maritime History, browse the different shops at Bay Village, and make a splash at Thundering Surf Waterpark.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beach Haven trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cherry Hill to Beach Haven takes 1.5 hours. August in Beach Haven sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Ocean City

— 7 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Do your shopping at Kona Surf Co. and Cape May Artists’ Cooperative. We've included these beaches for you: Cape May City Beaches and Wildwood Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape May (World War II Lookout Tower & Jersey Shore Alpacas), Stone Harbor (Stone Harbor Point & The Wetlands Institute) and North Wildwood Beach (in North Wildwood). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Brigantine Beach, try for a hole-in-one at Congo Falls Adventure Golf, and stroll through Ventnor City Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City trip planner.

Getting from Beach Haven to Ocean City by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Ocean City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toms River.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Toms River

— 6 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
We've included these beaches for you: Ocean Grove Beach and Island Beach State Park. Get in touch with nature at Seaside Park Beach and Gunnison Beach. Explore Toms River's surroundings by going to The Highlands-Sea Bridge (in Highlands), Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Manasquan (Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway & Manasquan Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Jenkinson's Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay Head Beach, and stop by The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Toms River trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Ocean City to Toms River in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Toms River are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Toms River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.