9 days in New Jersey Itinerary

9 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Princeton
— 1 night
Drive
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Wildwood
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sea Isle City
— 1 night
Unknown
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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, do a tasting at Cream Ridge Winery, and then walk around Grounds For Sculpture. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, then deepen your understanding at Princeton University, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cattus Island County Park, and finally examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Princeton trip planning tool.

San Francisco to Princeton is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Princeton, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Princeton, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Wildwood.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Wildwood

— 3 nights
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kona Surf Co. and Cape May Carriage. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City) and Atlantic City (Caesars Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, and kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Wildwood trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Princeton to Wildwood in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In February, daytime highs in Wildwood are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Sea Isle City.

Things to do in Wildwood

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sea Isle City

— 1 night
Sea Isle City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Sea Isle City Historical Museum, then take in the waterfront at Sea Isle City Promenade, then stroll around Boardwalk - Sea Isle City, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sea Isle City road trip site.

Sea Isle City is just a stone's throw from Wildwood. In February, daily temperatures in Sea Isle City can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Sea Isle City

Parks · Spas · Museums

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

— 2 nights
Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Barnegat Light Museum, look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop, then kick back and relax at Ship Bottom Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum, get your game on at Hartland Miniature Golf & Arcade, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of NJ Maritime History.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beach Haven trip planner.

You can travel from Sea Isle City to Beach Haven in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.