12 days in New Jersey Itinerary

12 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Princeton
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Princeton
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 5 nights
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Newark
— 3 nights
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Princeton

— 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Six Flags Great Adventure and Old Barracks Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Princeton University Chapel and Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, make a trip to Princeton United Methodist Church, gain insight at Princeton University, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

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New Delhi, India to Princeton is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 10.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in November, plan for much colder days in Princeton, with highs around 15°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape May

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Cape May Lighthouse and Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum. Attractions like Cape May City Beaches and Cape May County Park & Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape May: Atlantic City (New Jersey Korean War Memorial, Atlantic City Boardwalk, &more) and Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Emlen Physick Estate, relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Massage by Pearl.

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Traveling by car from Princeton to Cape May takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newark.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newark

— 3 nights
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Liberty Hall Museum. Attractions like Belmar Beach and St. Peter's Church of Morristown make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Newark's surroundings by going to St. Catharine Catholic Church (in Spring Lake), Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum (in Morristown) and Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lucy's Church, stroll around Thomas Edison National Historical Park, and look for gifts at Words Bookstore.

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You can drive from Cape May to Newark in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Newark can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.