47 days in New Jersey & Cairo Itinerary

47 days in New Jersey & Cairo Itinerary

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47 days in New Jersey & Cairo Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Drive:  30​min
1
Jersey City, United States
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princeton, United States
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wildwood, United States
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Asbury Park, United States
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 13 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

7
nights
Jersey City, United States

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Jersey City: Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing (in Cherry Hill), Adventure Aquarium (in Camden) and Words Bookstore (in Maplewood). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Gun For Hire Shooting Range, and go for a walk through Hoboken Waterfront Walkway.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jersey City trip planner .

New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sussex, West Orange, Hoboken, Elizabeth, Montclair
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
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Adventure Aquarium ©
Adventure Aquarium
Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park

10
nights
Princeton, United States

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nike Missile Site NY-56 (in Sandy Hook), Flemington (Deer Path Park & The Fudge Shoppe) and Duke Farms (in Hillsborough). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Princeton University, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church, have some family-friendly fun at Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf Club, and explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Princeton attractions site .

Drive from Jersey City to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wildwood.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Trenton, Far Hills, Somerset, Bridgewater, Cream Ridge
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University ©
Princeton University
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

8
nights
Wildwood, United States

Wildwood ©
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wildwood: Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City), Somers Mansion (in Somers Point) and Atlantic City (Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, take an in-depth tour of George F. Boyer Historical Museum, and stroll through Wildwood Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wildwood trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Princeton to Wildwood in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Wildwood

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Cape May, Lucy the Elephant, Somers Mansion, Cape May County Park & Zoo
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 9:
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Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino

8
nights
Asbury Park, United States

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. Explore Asbury Park's surroundings by going to The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store (in Lavallette), Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge) and Toms River (Room Escape Games, Cattus Island County Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, grab your bike and head to Henry Hudson Trail, identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Asbury Park online attractions planner .

Drive from Wildwood to Asbury Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in February, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Toms River, Red Bank, Museum of NJ Maritime History, The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 17:
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Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum

13
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser & Mastaba of Mereruka) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, & more). On the 1st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Asbury Park to Cairo in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Asbury Park in February, with highs in Cairo at 71°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
Find places to stay Feb 17 — Mar 1:
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

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