9 days in New Jersey Itinerary

9 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Cape May
— 3 nights
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Tuckerton
— 1 night
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Columbia
— 1 night
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Princeton
— 3 nights
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atlantic City Boardwalk and Jagielky’s Homemade Chocolates. You'll get in some beach time at Cape May City Beaches and Sunset Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Atlantic City (New Jersey Korean War Memorial & Borgata Casino). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at South Cape May Meadows, kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and brush up on your military savvy at World War II Lookout Tower.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape May driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia to Cape May is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cape May are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tuckerton.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tuckerton

Tuckerton is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, named for founder Ebenezer Tucker (1758–1845), and was a port of entry, but not the third Port of Entry in the United States, as is often described. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cloverdale Farm County Park, identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and then identify plant and animal life at Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tuckerton vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape May to Tuckerton in 1.5 hours. October in Tuckerton sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Tuckerton

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Columbia

Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the activities along Delaware Water Gap, then learn about winemaking at Brook hollow winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lakota Wolf Preserve.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Columbia trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tuckerton to Columbia takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tuckerton in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Columbia, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Visiting Duke Farms and Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Princeton side-trips: Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan), Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson) and Cheese on Main (in Ocean Grove). And it doesn't end there: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, identify plant and animal life at Plainsboro Preserve, and test your team's savvy at Amazing Escape Room Princeton.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Princeton tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. In October in Princeton, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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.