8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Atlantic City
— 3 nights
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Princeton
— 3 nights
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Fairfield
— 1 night
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Atlantic City

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlantic City: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Wildwood), Cape May (Jersey Shore Alpacas, Whale's Tale, &more) and Escape Room Cape May (in Villas). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Atlantic City day trip app.

New York City to Atlantic City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Atlantic City can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games · Casinos · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Princeton

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Princeton: Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson), Henry Hudson Trail (in Marlboro) and Amazing Escape Room Freehold (in Freehold). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Morven Museum and Garden, deepen your understanding at Princeton University, and stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Princeton day trip planning website.

Getting from Atlantic City to Princeton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and tram; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Fairfield.

Things to do in Princeton

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fairfield

On the 8th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Lyndhurst Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse, explore the striking landscape of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, then enjoy some diversion at Gun For Hire Shooting Range, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Garden State.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fairfield, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Fairfield takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fairfield are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Fairfield

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.