5 days in New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips New Jersey journey planner
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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Princeton
— 1 day
Cape May
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Brussels


Princeton — 1 day

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.
On the 9th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Princeton University and then stroll around Grounds For Sculpture.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeton online vacation planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Princeton is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In May, Princeton is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape May.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Atlantic City (Borgata Casino & Caesars Atlantic City Casino) and Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Cape May Brewing Company, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape May trip tool.

Traveling by car from Princeton to Cape May takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In May in Cape May, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montclair.
Fun & Games · Outdoors · Casinos · Historic Sites
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Montclair — 1 night

Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Montclair trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Cape May to Montclair with the Route module. May in Montclair sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).
Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife · Museums
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New Jersey travel guide

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.