16 days in New Jersey Itinerary

16 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey travel planner
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Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Trenton
— 3 nights
Cape May
— 6 nights
— 2 nights
Jersey City
— 4 nights


Trenton — 3 nights

Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. Step out of Trenton to go to Jackson and see Six Flags Great Adventure, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Princeton University, walk around Grounds For Sculpture, admire the majestic nature at Washington Crossing State Park, and look for gifts at Cherry Grove Farm.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Trenton trip maker app.

Boston to Trenton is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In November, daytime highs in Trenton are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape May.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping
Side Trips

Cape May — 6 nights

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.
Explore Cape May's surroundings by going to Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City) and Atlantic City (Borgata Casino, Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, stroll through Cape May City Beaches, see the interesting displays at Cape May Lighthouse, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape May online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Trenton to Cape May in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

Columbia — 2 nights

Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. On the 25th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Red Mill Museum Village and then experience rural life at Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill. On the next day, stroll through Lakota Wolf Preserve and then relax in the rural setting at Little Brushwood Alpaca Farm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Columbia trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Columbia takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cape May in November; daily highs in Columbia reach 51°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jersey City.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

Jersey City — 4 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jersey City: Asbury Park Boardwalk (in Asbury Park), Delicious Orchards (in Colts Neck) and Adventure Aquarium (in Camden). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, relax and rejuvenate at Bliss Spa at W Hoboken, browse the different shops at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, and immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jersey City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Columbia to Jersey City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbia in November; daily highs in Jersey City reach 57°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Shopping · Spas · Wildlife
Side Trips

New Jersey travel guide

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.