12 days in New Jersey Itinerary

12 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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12 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: St. John's
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Ocean City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Princeton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Jersey City
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: St. John's

4
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Brigantine Historical Museum (in Brigantine), Cape May Artists’ Cooperative (in West Cape May) and Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May City Beaches, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Civil Rights Garden, try your luck at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Quarter at Tropicana.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Ocean City attractions planner .

St. John's, Canada to Ocean City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. John's in December; daily highs in Ocean City reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Cape May, Lucy the Elephant, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Brigantine Historical Museum
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Princeton: Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia), Silverball Pinball Museum (in Asbury Park) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's lots more to do: gain insight at Princeton University, look for gifts at The Fudge Shoppe, get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library, and stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeton trip website .

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Princeton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Grounds For Sculpture, Lakota Wolf Preserve, The Fudge Shoppe, Six Flags Great Adventure, Silverball Pinball Museum
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton University ©
Princeton University
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

4
nights
Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge), Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing (in Cherry Hill) and Adventure Aquarium (in Camden). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, take in the waterfront at Weehawken Recreation Pier, browse the different shops at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, and make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jersey City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Princeton to Jersey City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Elizabeth, Weehawken Recreation Pier, Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing
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Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park

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