8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey holiday planner

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Toms River
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 4 nights
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Camden
— 1 night
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Toms River

— 2 nights
Featured in "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire," Toms River boasts a community that is growing in popularity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Six Flags Great Adventure and Jackson Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting Toms River side-trips: Princeton University (in Princeton), Hamilton (Tulpehaking Nature Center & Grounds For Sculpture) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, take an in-depth tour of Barnegat Light Museum, and walk around Veterans Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Toms River trip itinerary maker tool.

Newark to Toms River is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newark in May since evenings lows in Toms River dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Toms River

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape May

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cape May County Park & Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, browse the exhibits of Emlen Physick Estate, and cool off at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape May trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toms River to Cape May takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Toms River in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Cape May. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Camden

— 1 night
Camden is a city in Camden County, New Jersey. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Adventure Aquarium, then take an in-depth tour of Battleship New Jersey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church, and finally make a splash at Sahara Sam's Oasis.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Camden day trip tool.

Drive from Cape May to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Camden are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Camden

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.