7 days in New Jersey & Albuquerque Itinerary

7 days in New Jersey & Albuquerque Itinerary

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7 days in New Jersey & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Manasquan
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + subway:  6​h 15​min
4
Jersey City
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Manasquan

Manasquan ©
Manasquan is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach, stop by Cheese on Main, then see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manasquan trip planner .

New York City to Manasquan is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Manasquan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ocean Grove, Silverball Pinball Museum
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Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway ©
Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then admire all the interesting features of Jersey Shore Alpacas, then enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): stop by Kona Surf Co., take in the waterfront at Atlantic City Boardwalk, then try your luck at Borgata Casino, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May day trip planner.

You can drive from Manasquan to Cape May in 2 hours. March in Cape May sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Kona Surf Co., Cape May Bird Observatory
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Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Get in touch with nature at Bandelier National Monument and Piedra Lisa Trail. When in Albuquerque, make a side trip to see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in Cochiti Pueblo, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Corrales Bosque, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cape May to Albuquerque takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape May in March: highs in Albuquerque hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jersey City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Piedra Lisa Trail, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Balloon Rides
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

1
day
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. On the 7th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then identify plant and animal life at South Mountain Reservation, then admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Jersey City holiday planner .

Getting from Albuquerque to Jersey City by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque to Jersey City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in March, plan for little chillier days in Jersey City, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, South Mountain Reservation, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
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Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park
South Mountain Reservation ©
South Mountain Reservation

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