8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Princeton
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Princeton
— 1 night
Drive
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Tuckerton
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive
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Teaneck
— 1 night
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Piarco International Airport

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Princeton

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, identify plant and animal life at Plainsboro Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Duke Farms.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Princeton trip itinerary planner.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Princeton is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Port of Spain to Princeton is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Port of Spain in April, things will get cooler in Princeton: highs are around 20°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tuckerton.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Tuckerton

— 1 night
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 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, then browse the different shops at Historic Smithville, and then identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tuckerton day trip app.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Tuckerton takes 1.5 hours. April in Tuckerton sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Tuckerton

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Cape May

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape May Lighthouse and Atlantic City Boardwalk. Visit Wildwood Beach and Cape May City Beaches for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Atlantic City (The Quarter at Tropicana, New Jersey Korean War Memorial, &more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery, meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May travel planner.

You can drive from Tuckerton to Cape May in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Teaneck.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Teaneck

— 1 night
Teaneck is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, and a suburb in the New York metropolitan area. On the 7th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at West Side Presbyterian Church, then identify plant and animal life at Closter Nature Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Demarest Nature Center.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Teaneck trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cape May to Teaneck in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Teaneck are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Teaneck

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Columbia

— 1 night
Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lakota Wolf Preserve.

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Drive from Teaneck to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Teaneck in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Columbia, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Wildlife
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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.