28 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

28 days in New Jersey & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Princeton
1
Princeton
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Atlantic City
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Cape May
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Asbury Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

5
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington Crossing Historic Park and Trinity Church. Step out of the city life by going to Ironton Rail Trail and Duke Farms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (in Delaware Water Gap), Bethlehem (Sands Casino & SteelStacks) and Parx Casino (in Bensalem). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, relax and rejuvenate at Alchemy Mind and Body, step into the grandiose world of Fonthill Castle, and stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Princeton trip itinerary planner.

Quito, Ecuador to Princeton is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Quito in September, you will find days in Princeton are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough 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
nights
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.
Do your shopping at The Quarter at Tropicana and Atlantic City Boardwalk. Take a break from the city and head to Brigantine Beach and Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: Black Pearl Pirate Excursion (in Beach Haven), Ship Bottom Beach (in Ship Bottom) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, try to win big at Borgata Casino, don't miss a visit to Civil Rights Garden, and contemplate the long history of Lucy the Elephant.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Atlantic City online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Atlantic City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

5
nights
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.
Head to Washington Street Mall and Washington Street Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Cape May Lighthouse and Emlen Physick Estate are in your itinerary. When in Cape May, make a side trip to see Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, approximately Lewes away. On the 30th (Wed), spend a day by the water at Wildwood Boardwalk. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, get in on the family fun at Breakfast in The Sky, and kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Atlantic City to Cape May by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Cape May sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Cape May

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

3
nights
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Allaire State Park and Twin Lights Historic Site. Visit Ocean Grove Beach and 8th Ave Jetty for some beach relaxation. Step out of Asbury Park to go to Jackson and see Six Flags Great Adventure, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Hot Sand, get some fabulous bargains at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, take a memorable tour with Miss Belmar Princess, and examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Asbury Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Asbury Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Asbury Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can 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:

9
nights
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Raaka Chocolatefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Sea the City Jet Ski Tours and Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Rockefeller State Park Preserve (in Pleasantville), Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh) and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (in Sleepy Hollow). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, visit Times Square, admire the majestic nature at Gantry Plaza State Park, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asbury Park to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Asbury Park in October, with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling 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.