9 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

9 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Jersey Shore tour itinerary planner

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Asbury Park
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 1 day
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Wildwood Crest
— 3 nights
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
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Asbury Park

— 2 nights
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 Retro Arcade Asbury Park. On the 18th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Allaire State Park, kick back and relax at Point Pleasant Beach, then view the masterpieces at Hot Sand, and finally enjoy some diversion at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, get your game on 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 more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Asbury Park trip planner.

Philadelphia to Asbury Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Asbury Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape May

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic Cold Spring Village, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Birding By Boat on the Osprey, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of 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 relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape May vacation planner.

Getting from Asbury Park to Cape May by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wildwood Crest.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Wildwood Crest

— 3 nights
Wildwood Crest is a borough in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. You've now added Atlantic Parasail to your itinerary. 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant, try your luck at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and then glide through the air with Atlantic Parasail.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wildwood Crest route planner.

Wildwood Crest is just a short distance from Cape May. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Wildwood Crest

Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 3 nights
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Black Pearl Pirate Excursion. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the different shops at Schooner's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at 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.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Beach Haven holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Wildwood Crest to Beach Haven in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Beach Haven can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Beach Haven

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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.