60 days in New Jersey Itinerary

60 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey visit planner

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Jersey City
— 11 nights
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Columbia
— 12 nights
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Point Pleasant Beach
— 12 nights
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Cape May
— 15 nights
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Camden
— 9 nights
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Jersey City

— 11 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Bring the kids along to Imagine Yacht Charters and Liberty State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jersey City: Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center (in Little Falls), Loantaka Brook Reservation (in Morristown) and Hillsborough (Sourland Mountain Preserve & Duke Farms). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, browse the different shops at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, engage your brain at Liberty Science Center, and take a peaceful walk through Ramapo Mountain State Forest.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jersey City trip planner.

Boston to Jersey City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in November, Jersey City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Columbia

— 12 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. Bring the kids along to Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill and Nathan Cooper Gristmill. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Long Valley (Hacklebarney State Park & Ort Farms), Clinton (Red Mill Museum Village & The Hunterdon Art Museum) and Vernon (Heaven Hill Farm & Stairway to Heaven Trail). There's lots more to do: stroll through Lakota Wolf Preserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Merril Creek Reservoir, hike along Delaware Water Gap, and admire the majestic nature at Swartswood State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Columbia vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jersey City to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jersey City in November, things will get little chillier in Columbia: highs are around 51°F and lows about 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Point Pleasant Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach

— 12 nights
Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Family-friendly places like Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Point Pleasant Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Point Pleasant Beach's surroundings by going to Washington Crossing State Park (in Titusville), Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum & Princeton University) and Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, kick back and relax at Belmar Beach, hike along Lawrence Hopewell Trail, and walk around Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Point Pleasant Beach road trip planning tool.

Getting from Columbia to Point Pleasant Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Columbia in December, with highs in Point Pleasant Beach at 47°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Point Pleasant Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Cape May

— 15 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape May City Beaches and Cape May County Park & Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City), Atlantic City (The Quarter at Tropicana, Atlantic City Boardwalk, &more) and Storybook Land (in Egg Harbor Township). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Emlen Physick Estate, and stroll through Garrett Family Preserve.

Before you visit Cape May, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Point Pleasant Beach to Cape May by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Camden

— 9 nights
Camden is a city in Camden County, New Jersey. Kids will appreciate attractions like Adventure Aquarium and Battleship New Jersey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: West Berlin (Chocolatrium by Michel Cluizel & Diggerland), Millville (Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Maurice River Bluffs Nature Preserve, &more) and Stella Farms (in Berlin). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Batsto Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, and walk around Timber Creek Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Camden route planning app.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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.