9 days in New Jersey Itinerary

9 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Princeton
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 4 nights
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Jersey City
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Princeton

Princeton ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Princeton University Art Museum and Amazing Escape Room Freehold. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeton: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Duke Farms (in Hillsborough) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's much more to do: gain insight at Princeton University, stop by The Fudge Shoppe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, and admire the local landmark of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Princeton vacation builder website.

New York City to Princeton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Princeton are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

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Cape May

Cape May ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape May Carriage and Escape Room Cape May. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape May: Downtown Ocean City (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City (Caesars Atlantic City Casino, The Quarter at Tropicana, &more). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Emlen Physick Estate, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape May Brewing Company, kick back and relax at Cape May Point State Park, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape May day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Cape May takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape May are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Cape May

Fun & Games · Casinos · Outdoors · Beaches

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Casino
Borgata Casino
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Cape May Carriage
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Historic Site
Emlen Physick Estate
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Jersey City

Jersey City ©
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, enjoy some diversion at Gun For Hire Shooting Range, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally appreciate the history behind Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, test your problem-solving skills at Escapology, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jersey City driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Jersey City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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State Park
Liberty State Park
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