13 days in New Jersey Itinerary

13 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Princeton
— 3 nights
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Ocean City
— 5 nights
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Jersey City
— 4 nights
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Princeton

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Princeton University Art Museum and Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Take a break from the city and head to Henry Hudson Trail and Columbia Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple (in Morganville), The Fudge Shoppe (in Flemington) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel, indulge in some personalized pampering at Alchemy Mind and Body, buy something for everyone on your list at Freehold Raceway Mall, and learn about all things military at Old Barracks Museum.

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New York City to Princeton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December in Princeton, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 5 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Head to Atlantic City Boardwalk and The Playground at Caesarsfor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Cape May City Beaches and Sunset Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocean City: Smithville Peanut Butter Company (in Absecon) and Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse, Willow Creek Winery, &more). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Borgata Casino, wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City, appreciate the history behind In the Line of Duty Sculpture, and browse the different shops at The Quarter at Tropicana.

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You can drive from Princeton to Ocean City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jersey City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Beaches

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 4 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Newark Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Twin Lights Historic Site and Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church. Explore Jersey City's surroundings by going to Words Bookstore (in Maplewood), Melovino Meadery (in Vauxhall) and Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, and have fun at Gun For Hire Shooting Range.

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You can drive from Ocean City to Jersey City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In December, daytime highs in Jersey City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · 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.