8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Cape May
— 3 nights
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Tuckerton
— 1 night
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Basking Ridge
— 3 nights
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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.
Visit Cape May Lighthouse and World War II Lookout Tower for their historical value. Get outdoors at Cape May City Beaches and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Cape May's surroundings by going to Ocean City Beach (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Wildwood Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Wetlands Institute, kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach, and take in the waterfront at Wildwood Boardwalk.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape May planning website.

Newark to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Cape May sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tuckerton.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Tuckerton

Tuckerton is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, named for founder Ebenezer Tucker (1758–1845), and was a port of entry, but not the third Port of Entry in the United States, as is often described. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and then see the interesting displays at Tuckerton Seaport.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tuckerton online visit planner.

Drive from Cape May to Tuckerton in 1.5 hours. August in Tuckerton sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Basking Ridge.

Things to do in Tuckerton

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Basking Ridge

Basking Ridge is an unincorporated community located within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park and Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk. Take a break from Basking Ridge with a short trip to Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Duke Farms, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trailside Nature & Science Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Basking Ridge tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Tuckerton to Basking Ridge in 2 hours. August in Basking Ridge sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basking Ridge

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · 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.