15 days in New Jersey Itinerary

15 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Jersey City
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Jersey City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Princeton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 7 nights
Bus to US-30 at CHRIS GAUPP DR, Fly to Montego Bay

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jersey City: Asbury Park (8th Ave Jetty, Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park, &more), Point Pleasant Beach (in Point Pleasant Beach) and Belmar Beach (in Belmar). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, and make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jersey City day trip planner.

Montego Bay, Jamaica to Jersey City is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montego Bay in September, with highs in Jersey City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Princeton: Union Transportation Trail (in Cream Ridge), Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson) and Hallock's U-Pick Farm (in New Egypt). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed, and walk around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Princeton day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Jersey City to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jersey City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Princeton, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape May

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City (Brighton Park, Atlantic City Boardwalk, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cape May trip simple and quick.

Getting from Princeton to Cape May by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Beaches

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.