56 days in New Jersey, Atlanta & Washington DC Itinerary

56 days in New Jersey, Atlanta & Washington DC Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Glenwood
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Glenwood
— 2 nights
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Newark
— 2 nights
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Toms River
— 4 nights
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Cape May
— 6 nights
Drive
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
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Princeton
— 7 nights
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Atlanta
— 13 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 18 nights
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Glenwood

— 2 nights
Glenwood is an unincorporated area located within Vernon Township, in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sterling Hill Mining Museum and then experience rural life at Little Brushwood Alpaca Farm. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Ringwood Manor and then trek along Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Glenwood is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Glenwood are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Newark.

Things to do in Glenwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Newark

— 2 nights
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Eagle Rock Reservation, see the interesting displays at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Lyndhurst Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Newark road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Glenwood to Newark takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Newark when traveling from Glenwood in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Toms River.

Things to do in Newark

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Toms River

— 4 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toms River: Spring Lake Boardwalk (in Spring Lake), Valenzano Family Winery (in Shamong) and Batsto Village (in Batsto). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Township of Ocean Historical Museum, walk around Veterans Park, and identify plant and animal life at Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway.

Plan a Toms River trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Newark to Toms River in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, Toms River is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Toms River

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape May

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City) and Atlantic City (Atlantic City Boardwalk & Borgata Casino). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Washington Street Gallery, stroll through Cape May Bird Observatory, and kick back and relax at Cape May Point State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape May road trip website.

Traveling by car from Toms River to Cape May takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Toms River in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Cape May. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. On the 21st (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and then get engrossed in the history at Barnegat Light Museum. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Long Beach Island Historical Museum and then learn about winemaking at White Horse Winery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Beach Haven road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Beach Haven takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Beach Haven are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Princeton

— 7 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeton: Union Transportation Trail (in Cream Ridge), Henry Hudson Trail (in Marlboro) and Historic Walnford (in Polhemustown). And it doesn't end there: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, deepen your understanding at Princeton University, examine the collection at Golf House Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Princeton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beach Haven to Princeton takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 13 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay), Cartersville (Pine Mountain Recreation Area & Booth Western Art Museum) and Sautee Nacoochee (VIP Southern Tours & Hardman Farm). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Hills & Dales Estate, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and tee off at East Lake Golf Club.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Princeton to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Atlanta when traveling from Princeton in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 18 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Devils Den, &more), U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis) and Emmitsburg (National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes & Our Lady of the Mountain). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get advice or help at Library of Congress, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Atlanta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.