29 days in New Jersey Itinerary

29 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey travel planner
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Make it your trip
Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Asbury Park
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Asbury Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jersey City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Princeton
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pitman
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 7 nights
Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to Cartagena

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Asbury Park — 4 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. Get out of town with these interesting Asbury Park side-trips: Tulpehaking Nature Center (in Hamilton), Henry Hudson Trail (in Matawan) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk, relax in the rural setting at Delicious Orchards, grab your bike and head to Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Last Wave Brewing Company.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Asbury Park day trip planning site.

Cartagena, Colombia to Asbury Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in November; daily highs in Asbury Park reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jersey City.
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Side Trips

Jersey City — 5 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Change things up with these side-trips from Jersey City: Mount Laurel Animal Hospital (in Mount Laurel), Adventure Aquarium (in Camden) and Timber Creek Park (in Gloucester City). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with Imagine Yacht Charters, admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, and trek along Trailside Nature & Science Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jersey City day trip planning app.

Drive from Asbury Park to Jersey City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Jersey City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Columbia.
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Columbia — 2 nights

Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. On the 10th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve, then relax in the rural setting at Orchard View Lavender Farm, and then get engrossed in the history at Red Mill Museum Village. On your second day here, hike along Columbia Trail, experience rural life at Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill, and then steep yourself in history at Nathan Cooper Gristmill.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia tour planner.

You can drive from Jersey City to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jersey City in December, expect Columbia to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Princeton.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Princeton — 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeton: Cream Ridge (Union Transportation Trail, Cream Ridge Winery, &more), Emery's Berry Farm (in New Egypt) and Howling Woods Farm (in Jackson). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Princeton University, walk around Grounds For Sculpture, admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Princeton trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. In December in Princeton, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pitman.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Pitman — 4 nights

Pitman is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pitman: Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery (in Pilesgrove), Parvin State Park (in Elmer) and Valenzano Family Winery (in Shamong). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Human Village Brewing Co, find something for the whole family at Diggerland, look for all kinds of wild species at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, and look for gifts at Mood's Farm Market.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pitman tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Pitman takes 1.5 hours. December in Pitman sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping · Wineries
Side Trips

Cape May — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Atlantic City (Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, &more) and Storybook Land (in Egg Harbor Township). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May Beach, examine the collection at Cape May Lighthouse, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan a trip to Cape May easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Pitman to Cape May in 1.5 hours. In December in Cape May, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

New Jersey travel guide

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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.
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