7 days in New Jersey Itinerary

7 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey sightseeing planner

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

— 1 night
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, and then take a stroll through Ironbound. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Liberty Science Center, stroll around Branch Brook Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jersey City trip itinerary builder site.

New York City to Jersey City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Princeton.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Princeton

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): trek along Lawrence Hopewell Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, and finally deepen your understanding at Princeton University. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, then do a tasting at Cream Ridge Winery, and finally stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Princeton travel planner.

You can take a train from Jersey City to Princeton in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Princeton, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cape May

— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Atlantic City (Atlantic City Boardwalk, Caesars Atlantic City Casino, &more). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches, and enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cape May online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In April in Cape May, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Beaches

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.