15 days in New Jersey Itinerary

15 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Jersey City
— 3 nights
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Princeton
— 5 nights
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Cape May
— 6 nights
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Jersey City

— 3 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Kids will enjoy Escapology and Liberty State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jersey City: Turtle Back Zoo (in West Orange), Camden (Adventure Aquarium & Battleship New Jersey) and Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park (in Asbury Park). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, go for a walk through Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and cool off at Coco Key Water Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jersey City trip planning site.

East Brunswick to Jersey City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in Jersey City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Family-friendly places like Six Flags Great Adventure and Howling Woods Farm will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Hallock's U-Pick Farm (in New Egypt), Freehold (Battleview Orchards Country Store & Amazing Escape Room Freehold) and Bullock Farms (in Cream Ridge). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, relax in the rural setting at Willow Grove Farm, and browse the fresh offerings at Trenton Farmers Market.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Princeton road trip website.

Traveling by train from Jersey City to Princeton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Princeton when traveling from Jersey City in November, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape May

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Cape May Lighthouse and Atlantic City Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to New Jersey Korean War Memorial (in Atlantic City), Ocean City (Ocean City Boardwalk & Ocean City Beach) and Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City). 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, get a taste of the local shopping with Wildwood Boardwalk, and stroll through North Wildwood Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape May online road trip planner.

You can drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Cape May are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · 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.