9 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

9 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

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9 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Asbury Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape May
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
3
Wildwood Crest
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Asbury Park

Asbury Park ©
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Silverball Pinball Museum. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Allaire State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Point Pleasant Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Hot Sand, and finally examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Asbury Park day trip tool .

Philadelphia to Asbury Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Princeton, Allaire State Park, Point Pleasant Beach, Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Allaire State Park ©
Allaire State Park

1
day
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 list of things to see and do now includes Historic Cold Spring Village, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Birding By Boat on the Osprey, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Cold Spring Village, get a new perspective on things with Salt Marsh Safari-The Skimmer, take a tour by water with Birding By Boat on the Osprey, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore and take pictures at Jersey Shore Alpacas, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wildwood Crest.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Wildwood Crest

Wildwood Crest ©
Wildwood Crest is a borough in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. You've now added Atlantic Parasail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Absecon Lighthouse, and then try to win big at Borgata Casino. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant, then try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and then glide through the air with Atlantic Parasail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wildwood Crest trip itinerary planning tool .

Wildwood Crest is very close to Cape May. In May, daytime highs in Wildwood Crest are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wildwood Crest

Casinos Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Wildwood, Lucy the Elephant, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Atlantic Parasail ©
Atlantic Parasail

3
nights
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

Beach Haven ©
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. You've now added Black Pearl Pirate Excursion to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the different shops at Schooner's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum, look for gifts at Sweet Haven Candy Shop, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of NJ Maritime History, and finally head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Beach Haven trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Wildwood Crest to Beach Haven in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fantasy Island Amusement Park ©
Fantasy Island Amusement Park
Long Beach Island Historical Museum ©
Thundering Surf Waterpark ©
Thundering Surf Waterpark

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