5 days in New Jersey Itinerary

5 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
Cape May
— 1 night
— 1 night


Beach Haven, Long Beach Island — 2 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. Your day by day itinerary now includes South End Surf 'N Paddle. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of NJ Maritime History and then see South End Surf 'N Paddle.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beach Haven planner.

Portland to Beach Haven is an approximately 44-hour car ride. Traveling from Portland to Beach Haven, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in March, things will get little chillier in Beach Haven: highs are around 50°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape May.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Cape May — 1 night

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.
Emlen Physick Estate has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Original Old Time Photo, steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, then head outdoors with Cape May Carriage, and finally examine the collection at Cape May Fire Department Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at South Cape May Meadows and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May Point State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape May trip tool.

You can drive from Beach Haven to Cape May in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cape May are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oceanville.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Oceanville — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant, examine the collection at Tuckerton Seaport, and then identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oceanville vacation planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Oceanville in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Oceanville are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

New Jersey travel guide

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.