28 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

28 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Princeton
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Princeton
— 5 nights
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Atlantic City
— 4 nights
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Cape May
— 5 nights
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Asbury Park
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights
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Princeton

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Landau's and SteelStacks. Step out of the city life by going to Ironton Rail Trail and Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Princeton: Parx Casino (in Bensalem), Duke Farms (in Hillsborough) and Sands Casino (in Bethlehem). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: stroll around Washington Crossing Historic Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Catholic Church, relax and rejuvenate at Alchemy Mind and Body, and admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Princeton trip planner.

Quito, Ecuador to Princeton is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Quito in September, expect nights in Princeton to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:

4
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Atlantic City

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
We've included these beaches for you: Brigantine Beach and Ship Bottom Beach. Get outdoors at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlantic City: Black Pearl Pirate Excursion (in Beach Haven) and Barnegat Lighthouse State Park (in Barnegat Light). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at The Quarter at Tropicana, appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant, and make a trip to Civil Rights Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Atlantic City trip planner.

You can drive from Princeton to Atlantic City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Atlantic City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

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Cape May

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Washington Street Mall and Cape May Artists’ Cooperative. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape May Point State Park and Wildwood Beach. Step out of Cape May to go to Lewes and see Cape Henlopen State Park, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. On the 30th (Wed), spend a day by the water at Wildwood Boardwalk. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Washington Street Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Cape May takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape May are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

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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. Visiting Ocean Grove Beach and 8th Ave Jetty will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Hot Sand and Jersey Shore Premium Outlets. Change things up with these side-trips from Asbury Park: Twin Lights Historic Site (in Highlands) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Kur Wellness Studios, cast your line with Miss Belmar Princess, examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum, and contemplate the long history of Allaire State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Asbury Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Asbury Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Beach and Jones Beach State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (in Sleepy Hollow), Rockefeller State Park Preserve (in Pleasantville) and Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Asbury Park to New York City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asbury Park in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 16:

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
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.

Jersey Shore travel guide

3.8
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.