45 days in New Jersey Itinerary

45 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey trip planner
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Columbia
— 7 nights
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Jersey City
— 9 nights
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Princeton
— 8 nights
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Asbury Park
— 6 nights
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Atlantic City
— 14 nights
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Columbia — 7 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Hackettstown (Czig Meister Brewing Company, Highland Airs Alpaca Ranch, &more), Mahlon Dickerson Reservation (in Jefferson) and Lake Hopatcong Golf Club (in Lake Hopatcong). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakota Wolf Preserve, see the interesting displays at Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum, trek along Columbia Trail, and contemplate the long history of Nathan Cooper Gristmill.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbia travel itinerary planner.

Washington to Columbia is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In March, Columbia is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 44°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Jersey City.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Jersey City — 9 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jersey City: St Francis of Assisi Cathedral (in Metuchen), Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk (in Glenwood) and Alpine (Palisades Interstate Park Commission: State Line Lookout & Palisades Interstate Park). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Liberty Science Center, get engrossed in the history at Newark Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and relax and rejuvenate at Mezzaluna Day Spa.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jersey City trip planner.

Drive from Columbia to Jersey City in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Columbia in March since evenings lows in Jersey City dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Princeton.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Princeton — 8 nights

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Natirar Park (in Peapack-Gladstone), Far Hills (United States Golf Association Museum & Golf House Museum) and Flemington (Deer Path Park, The Fudge Shoppe, &more). There's still lots to do: gain insight at Princeton University, don't miss a visit to Princeton University Chapel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at River Horse Brewing Company, and immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Princeton trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Jersey City to Princeton in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Princeton, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asbury Park.
Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Asbury Park — 6 nights

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Highlands (Hartshorne Woods Park & The Highlands-Sea Bridge), Carton Brewing Company (in Atlantic Highlands) and Nike Missile Site NY-56 (in Sandy Hook). There's much more to do: get your game on at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park, grab your bike and head to Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary, meet the residents at Jenkinson's Aquarium, and experience rural life at Delicious Orchards.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Asbury Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Asbury Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Atlantic City.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Side Trips

Atlantic City — 14 nights

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: Massage by Pearl (in West Cape May), Wildwood (Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, Wildwood Beach, &more) and Cape May (Washington Street Mall, Emlen Physick Estate, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and enjoy the sea views from Absecon Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Atlantic City online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Atlantic City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Theme Parks
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.