12 days in New Jersey Itinerary

12 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey planner

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Make it your trip
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Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 5 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
4
Jersey City
— 3 nights
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Camden

— 2 nights
Camden is a city in Camden County, New Jersey. When in Camden, make a side trip to see Chocolatrium by Michel Cluizel in West Berlin, approximately West Berlin away. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Adventure Aquarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Cherry Hill Mall, and have fun and explore at Garden State Discovery Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Camden online vacation planner.

San Diego to Camden is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Camden due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in December, plan for colder days in Camden, with highs around 48°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Cape May

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Storybook Land (in Egg Harbor Township), Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City) and Ocean City (Ocean City Beach & Ocean City Boardwalk). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, sample the tasty concoctions at Cape May Brewing Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Emlen Physick Estate.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cape May trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Camden to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

Columbia

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Delaware Water Gap and then stroll through Lakota Wolf Preserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Columbia road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Columbia takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cape May in December: high temperatures in Columbia hover around 41°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Jersey City

— 3 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Venture out of the city with trips to Turtle Back Zoo (in West Orange), Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum & Princeton University) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Barsky Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Tear Drop Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jersey City vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Jersey City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Columbia in December, things will get a bit warmer in Jersey City: highs are around 48°F and lows about 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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.