49 days in Bristol, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

49 days in Bristol, New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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Bristol
— 10 nights
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Cape May
— 5 nights
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Toms River
— 4 nights
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Princeton
— 6 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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New York City
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Bristol — 10 nights

Bristol is a town in the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bristol: Warwick (Quality Massage Now & Lincoln Park Cemetery), New Bedford (Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center, New Bedford Whaling Museum, &more) and Mattapoisett Harbor (in Mattapoisett). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Newport Car Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Colt State Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial-Acushnet, and trek along East Bay Bike Path.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bristol attractions website.

New York City to Bristol is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bristol, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape May.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Cape May — 5 nights

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.
Step out of Cape May with an excursion to Spas & Wellness in Sea Isle City--about 2h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape May trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bristol to Cape May in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bristol in May since evenings lows in Cape May dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Toms River.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Toms River — 4 nights

Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toms River: Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and InfoAge - Science History Learning Center and Museum (in Wall Township). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Calgo Gardens, grab your bike and head to Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary, walk around Veterans Park, and take an in-depth tour of Township of Ocean Historical Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Toms River day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Toms River takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cape May in May since evenings lows in Toms River dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Princeton.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Princeton — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park (in Basking Ridge) and Leonard J. Buck Garden (in Far Hills). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Catholic Church, make a trip to Princeton University Chapel, and explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Princeton online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Toms River to Princeton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Princeton are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Columbia.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries
Side Trips

Columbia — 4 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: Swartswood State Park (in Swartswood), Jacobsburg State Park (in Nazareth) and Merril Creek Reservoir (in Washington). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakota Wolf Preserve, tee off at Lake Hopatcong Golf Club, stroll around Weona Park, and learn about winemaking at Brook hollow winery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Columbia journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. May in Columbia sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New York City.
Parks · Nature · Golf · Wineries
Side Trips

New York City — 19 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Philadelphia (Rittenhouse Square, Franklin Square, &more), Chanticleer (in Wayne) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: walk around Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning website.

Getting from Columbia to New York City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Columbia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

New Jersey travel guide

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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.