8 days in Washington DC & New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & New Jersey Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ocean Grove
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get in touch with nature at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Tidal Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Stony Man Mountain Hike (in Luray). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning tool .

Newark to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Stony Man Mountain Overlook
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ventnor City Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach, then kick back and relax at Stone Harbor Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip maker website .

You can drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Cape May reach 82°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ocean Grove.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood Beach, North Wildwood Beach, Stone Harbor Point, Ventnor City Beach
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach

2
nights
Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove ©
Ocean Grove is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. On the 27th (Tue), kick back and relax at 8th Ave Jetty, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kane Brewing, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Grove Beach. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Riverside Gardens Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Park Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bay Head Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ocean Grove itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Ocean Grove takes 2 hours. In August in Ocean Grove, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bay Head Beach, Riverside Gardens Park, Seaside Park Beach, Kane Brewing, 8th Ave Jetty
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Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach
Kane Brewing ©
Kane Brewing

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