11 days in New Jersey Itinerary

11 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey trip itinerary planner

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Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jersey City
— 4 nights
Train
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Princeton
— 4 nights
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Atlantic City

— 2 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Explore Atlantic City's surroundings by going to Breakfast in The Sky (in Wildwood) and Cape May (Cape May City Beaches, Emlen Physick Estate, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, examine the collection at Atlantic City Historical Museum, appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial, and try to win big at Borgata Casino.

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Philadelphia to Atlantic City is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. December in Atlantic City sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Jersey City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 4 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jersey City: Camden (St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church & Adventure Aquarium), Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters (in Wayne) and Gun For Hire Shooting Range (in Woodland Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, browse the different shops at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Newark Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jersey City trip site.

You can drive from Atlantic City to Jersey City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. December in Jersey City sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Princeton

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Princeton: Cream Ridge Winery (in Cream Ridge), Jackson (Six Flags Great Adventure & Howling Woods Farm) and Columbia Trail (in High Bridge). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Princeton University Chapel, examine the collection at Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, get a sense of history and politics at New Jersey State House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Princeton trip planner.

Traveling by train from Jersey City to Princeton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.