8 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

8 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Jersey Shore Trip Planner

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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 3 nights
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Ocean Grove
— 2 nights
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Cape May

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Poverty Beach and Miss Chris Marina and Kayaks. Escape the urban bustle at Wildwood Beach and Sunset Beach. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, get a taste of the local shopping with Wildwood Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach, and look for gifts at The Fudge Factory.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May trip tool.

New York City to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, Cape May is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 3 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Atlantic City Boardwalk and Ripley's Believe It or Not!. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Totally Tubular Watersports and Tuckerton Seaport. There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk and browse the different shops at The Playground at Caesars.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ocean City trip planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Ocean City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ocean City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ocean Grove.

Things to do in Ocean City

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

Ocean Grove

— 2 nights
Ocean Grove is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. On the 27th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Allaire State Park, steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site NY-56, and then admire the majestic nature at Gateway National Recreation. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Belmar Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Hot Sand, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Grove Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ocean Grove tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Ocean City to Ocean Grove in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jersey Shore travel guide

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Casinos · Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks
For All Seasons
The crown jewel of the state of New Jersey, the Jersey Shore is famous for its many boardwalks and amusement parks offering hundreds of rides and attractions. For many New Jersey natives, going "down the shore" is a weekly habit, though this 200 km (120 mi) stretch of coastline attracts more than just locals. The region is a growing favorite with foreign visitors on vacation, drawn by its rich assortment of places to visit, including beaches, shops, and restaurants. The shore's many oceanfront communities, each with a different character and flavor, range from vibrant resorts entirely dedicated to gambling and clubbing, to small towns known primarily for quieter, family-oriented activities.