8 days in New Jersey & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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8 days in New Jersey & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  3​h
3
Jersey City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Princeton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean City side-trips: Wildwood (Wildwood Boardwalk & Wildwood Beach), Black Pearl Pirate Excursion (in Beach Haven) and Cape May (Jersey Shore Alpacas & Cape May City Beaches). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant, pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial, and wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ocean City tour itinerary planning app .

Philadelphia to Ocean City is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Cape May, Wildwood, Lucy the Elephant, Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Jersey Shore Alpacas ©
Jersey Shore Alpacas
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Murrells Inlet (Lazy Gator & Brookgreen Gardens). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ocean City to Myrtle Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ocean City in July, Myrtle Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jersey City.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Barefoot Landing
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

1
night
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. On the 11th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then take in the waterfront at Pier A Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jersey City day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Myrtle Beach to Jersey City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hoboken, Thomas Edison National Historical Park, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
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Pier A Park ©
Pier A Park
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©

1
night
Princeton

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, gain insight at Princeton University, and then walk around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Princeton trip builder app .

Drive from Jersey City to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Princeton are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Grounds For Sculpture
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University ©
Princeton University
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

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