8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Trenton
— 1 night
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Cape May
— 4 nights
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 1 night
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Forked River
— 1 night
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Trenton

Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), walk around Hamilton Veterans Park, then walk around Grounds For Sculpture, and then walk around Mercer County Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at World War II Memorial, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure, then test your team's savvy at Amazing Escape Room Freehold, and finally ponder the design of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trenton trip planner.

New York City to Trenton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in September, Trenton is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Trenton

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Cape May Brewing Company. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape May: Liberty Escape Rooms (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City (Caesars Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, &more). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Cape May City Beaches, admire the majestic nature at Cape May Point State Park, and steep yourself in history at Historic Cold Spring Village.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cape May trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Trenton to Cape May by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museum of NJ Maritime History, then head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach, and finally glide through the air with Beach Haven Parasail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beach Haven trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Beach Haven takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Forked River.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

1
night
Forked River

Forked River is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within Lacey Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. On the 21st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, get to know the resident critters at Popcorn Park Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Forked River trip planner.

Drive from Beach Haven to Forked River in an hour. In September in Forked River, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Forked River

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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.