5 days in Cape May County & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

5 days in Cape May County & Chincoteague Island Itinerary

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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Cape May

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.
Take a break from Cape May with a short trip to Ocean City Boardwalk in Ocean City, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cape May City Beaches, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and get great views at World War II Lookout Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape May trip maker website.

Newark to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, then stop by Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle, and then make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): get outside with Donald J. Leonard and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Chincoteague Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Cape May County travel guide

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Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks · Wineries & Vineyards