3 days in New Jersey Itinerary

3 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Princeton
— 1 day
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Princeton

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, gain insight at Princeton University, and then walk around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Princeton itinerary planner.

New York City to Princeton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Princeton when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Cape May

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get your game on at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, browse the exhibits of Cape May Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape May day trip website.

You can drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. August in Cape May sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · 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.