9 days in New Jersey Itinerary

9 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Princeton
— 1 night
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Cape May
— 5 nights
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Jersey City
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Freehold Raceway Mall, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, then test your team's savvy at Amazing Escape Room Freehold, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, walk around Grounds For Sculpture, and then gain insight at Princeton University.

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New York City to Princeton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, Princeton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cape May

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Cape May's surroundings by going to Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City), Atlantic City (Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, &more) and Margate City (Lucy the Elephant & Jagielky’s Homemade Chocolates). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches, enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Wildwood Historical Society - George F. Boyer Museum.

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You can drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Cape May, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jersey City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Casinos · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 2 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): have fun at Gun For Hire Shooting Range, admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, then get some thrills out on the water with Sea the City Jet Ski Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escapology.

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You can drive from Cape May to Jersey City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. September in Jersey City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Fun & Games · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.