6 days in New Jersey Itinerary

6 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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6 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Seaside Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Newark

1
night
Seaside Park

Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Island Beach State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Park Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Jenkinson's Aquarium, then take in the waterfront at Belmar Beach, and then stroll through Ocean Grove Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seaside Park travel planner .

Newark to Seaside Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in Seaside Park dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Seaside Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Aquarium, Belmar Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Island Beach State Park
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Island Beach State Park ©
Island Beach State Park
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Belmar Beach ©
Belmar Beach

3
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lucy the Elephant and Historic Cold Spring Village. Do some cultural sightseeing at World War II Lookout Tower and Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Ocean City (Speed Boats Tours & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Cape May Point State Park, look for gifts at Kona Surf Co., get in on the family fun at Breakfast in The Sky, and learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Cape May trip maker .

Drive from Seaside Park to Cape May in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ship Bottom.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Wildwood, Ocean City, Cape May Point State Park, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Lucy the Elephant
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Historic Cold Spring Village ©
Historic Cold Spring Village
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island

Ship Bottom
Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of NJ Maritime History, then head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach.

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Traveling by car from Cape May to Ship Bottom takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cape May in August, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Ship Bottom. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ship Bottom

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Beach Haven

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