8 days in New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge), Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing (in Toms River) and Golf House Museum (in Far Hills). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, walk around Grounds For Sculpture, gain insight at Princeton University, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

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New York City to Princeton is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. March in Princeton sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Princeton

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing, Grounds For Sculpture, Golf House Museum
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Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing ©
Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing ©
Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing
Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing ©
Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC route planner.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Princeton in March; daily highs in Washington DC reach 55°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mount Vernon Trail, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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