8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey travel planner

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Cape May
— 3 nights
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Trenton
— 3 nights
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Jersey City
— 1 night
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape May: Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City (Caesars Atlantic City Casino, Borgata Casino, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape May online visit planner.

Newark to Cape May is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In October in Cape May, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Trenton.

Things to do in Cape May

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trenton

— 3 nights
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. Change things up with these side-trips from Trenton: Jackson (Six Flags Great Adventure & Jackson Premium Outlets). And it doesn't end there: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, stroll through Lawrence Hopewell Trail, identify plant and animal life at Tulpehaking Nature Center, and admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Trenton road trip site.

Drive from Cape May to Trenton in 2 hours. October in Trenton sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jersey City.

Things to do in Trenton

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 1 night
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. On the 15th (Fri), make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, go for a walk through Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, then admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jersey City driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Trenton to Jersey City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jersey City when traveling from Trenton in October, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.