8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Newark
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Princeton
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Denver

2
nights
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at The Raptor Trust Center, then identify plant and animal life at Demarest Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Newark itinerary maker app .

Denver to Newark is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Newark. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Newark dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Newark

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Demarest Nature Center, Apshawa Preserve, Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk, The Raptor Trust Center, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
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Demarest Nature Center ©
Demarest Nature Center
The Raptor Trust Center ©
The Raptor Trust Center

2
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
On the 29th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours, visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower, meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and finally look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape May tour planner .

Getting from Newark to Cape May by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Cape May, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
World War II Lookout Tower ©
World War II Lookout Tower

3
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeton: Cloverdale Farm County Park (in Barnegat), Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia) and Duke Farms (in Hillsborough). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Princeton trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cape May to Princeton in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and tram; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Duke Farms, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Plainsboro Preserve, Lakota Wolf Preserve
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Duke Farms ©
Duke Farms
Lakota Wolf Preserve ©
Lakota Wolf Preserve

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