7 days in New Jersey Itinerary

7 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey trip planner

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Jersey City
— 1 night
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Princeton
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 3 nights
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Jersey City

— 1 night
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, browse the different shops at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, and then stroll around Donnelly Memorial Park. On your second day here, go for a walk through Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, then take in the waterfront at Weehawken Recreation Pier, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally walk around Branch Brook Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jersey City trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Jersey City are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Princeton

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Hamilton Veterans Park, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure, and then gain insight at Princeton University. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Old Barracks Museum, stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, then explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Princeton University Chapel.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Princeton attractions site.

You can take a train from Jersey City to Princeton in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Princeton sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape May

— 3 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: Atlantic City (Atlantic City Boardwalk, Caesars Atlantic City Casino, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and find something for the whole family at Breakfast in The Sky.

Plan a Cape May trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape May are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Casinos · Fun & Games

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.