8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey travel route planner
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Cape May
— 3 nights
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 3 nights
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Trenton
— 1 night
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Cape May — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like World War II Lookout Tower and New Jersey Korean War Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Atlantic City (In the Line of Duty Sculpture, Borgata Casino, &more). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape May Brewing Company, do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Cape May tour itinerary planner.

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. In September in Cape May, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beach Haven.
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island — 3 nights

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of NJ Maritime History and Popcorn Park Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beach Haven: New Egypt (Emery's Berry Farm & Hallock's U-Pick Farm), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ship Bottom Beach, head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, and get a new perspective on things with Beach Haven Parasail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Beach Haven journey planning website.

Getting from Cape May to Beach Haven by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Beach Haven sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trenton.
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Trenton — 1 night

Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. On the 12th (Sat), appreciate the history behind World War II Memorial, stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, then admire the natural beauty at Sayen House and Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Trenton trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beach Haven to Trenton in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Trenton are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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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.
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