8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Hillsborough
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Hillsborough
— 1 day
Drive
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Cape May
— 4 nights
Drive
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Toms River
— 3 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport

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Hillsborough

— 1 day
Hillsborough Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): experience rural life at Duke Farms, then gain insight at Princeton University, and then contemplate the long history of Princeton University Chapel.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hillsborough trip planner.

Minneapolis to Hillsborough is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Hillsborough

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape May

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery and World War II Lookout Tower. Get some cultural insight at Cape May Lighthouse and Historic Cold Spring Village. Step out of Cape May with an excursion to Spas & Wellness in Sea Isle City--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center of Cape May, get interesting insight from Tours, sample the tasty concoctions at Cape May Brewing Company, and sample the fine beverages at Nauti Spirits Distillery.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape May trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hillsborough to Cape May takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cape May when traveling from Hillsborough in May, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Toms River.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Toms River

— 3 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
Visit St. Catharine Catholic Church and Allaire State Park for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ocean Grove Beach and Museum of NJ Maritime History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toms River: Ship Bottom Beach (in Ship Bottom) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cattus Island County Park, take in the waterfront at Belmar Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Beach State Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toms River trip planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Toms River in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cape May in May since evenings lows in Toms River dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toms River

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.