13 days in New Jersey Itinerary

13 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Jersey trip planner
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Atlantic City
— 5 nights
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Princeton
— 3 nights
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Jersey City
— 4 nights
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Atlantic City — 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlantic City: Wildwood (The Doo Wop Preservation League Museum, Wildwood Beach, &more), Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House) and Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse, Willow Creek Winery, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, and admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Atlantic City online sightseeing planner.

Orlando to Atlantic City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in Atlantic City hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Princeton.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games
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Princeton — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Emery's Berry Farm (in New Egypt), Union Transportation Trail (in Cream Ridge) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, stroll through Lawrence Hopewell Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and gain insight at Princeton University.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton trip builder.

You can drive from Atlantic City to Princeton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jersey City.
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Jersey City — 4 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 Camden (Battleship New Jersey & Adventure Aquarium), Asbury Park (Hot Sand & Asbury Park Boardwalk) and Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, take in the pleasant sights at Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, appreciate the history behind Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lakota Wolf Preserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jersey City itinerary planner.

Getting from Princeton to Jersey City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Princeton in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Jersey City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Beaches
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New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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.
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