7 days in New Jersey Itinerary

7 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey Trip Planner

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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
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Princeton
— 2 nights
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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.
Cape May is known for historic sites, beaches, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, find something for the whole family at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, stroll through Sunset Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Wildwood Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip itinerary app.

New York City to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. July in Cape May sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 2 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Absecon Lighthouse, then wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Playground at Caesars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the music at Boardwalk Hall and then take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocean City online trip builder.

Drive from Cape May to Ocean City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Ocean City

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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 5th (Wed): get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library, then explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, then deepen your understanding at Princeton University, and finally stroll around Grounds For Sculpture. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure and then look for all kinds of wild species at Duke Farms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton road trip website.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Princeton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and tram. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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.