8 days in Washington DC & New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & New Jersey Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
2
Cape May
— 2 nights
3
Ocean Grove
— 2 nights

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.
Visiting Tidal Basin and Old Rag Mountain Hike will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Stony Man Mountain Overlook (in Luray). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Newark to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors

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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventnor City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through North Wildwood Beach, kick back and relax at Stone Harbor Point, and then kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, sample the tasty concoctions at Kane Brewing, and then stroll through Ocean Grove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Riverside Gardens Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Park Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay Head Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ocean Grove trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Ocean Grove takes 2 hours. August in Ocean Grove sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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