15 days in New Jersey Itinerary

15 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Jersey City
— 4 nights
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Atlantic City
— 5 nights
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Princeton
— 5 nights
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Jersey City

— 4 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. You've now added Newport Centre to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Jersey City: Bronx (New York Botanical Garden & Bronx Zoo) and Rockefeller Lookout (in Englewood Cliffs). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Prospect Park, go for a walk through Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, and appreciate the history behind Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jersey City travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. May in Jersey City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Atlantic City

— 5 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gardner's Basin as well as Atlantic City Cruises. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House), Cape May (Bay Springs Farm Alpacas, Emlen Physick Estate, &more) and Wildwood (Original Old Time Photo, Breakfast in The Sky, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at In the Line of Duty Sculpture, take a stroll through Downtown Ocean City, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and browse the different shops at Tanger Outlet Atlantic City.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Atlantic City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jersey City to Atlantic City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. In May in Atlantic City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Princeton

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trauger's Farm Market (in Kintnersville), Allentown (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom & The Colony Meadery) and Jackson (Six Flags Safari, Howling Woods Farm, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Maclean House, look for gifts at Landau's, browse the exhibits of Old Barracks Museum, and get in on the family fun at Sesame Place Philadelphia.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Princeton trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Princeton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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.