11 days in Delaware Itinerary

11 days in Delaware Itinerary

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Newark
— 3 nights
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Lewes
— 5 nights
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Fenwick Island
— 2 nights
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Newark

— 3 nights
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newark: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Fort Delaware State Park (in Delaware City) and Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington). The adventure continues: walk around Glasgow Park, ride a horse along Cozy Quarters Farm, explore the galleries of Dutch House Museum and Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Episcopal Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newark trip builder website.

New York City to Newark is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in August, Newark is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Lewes.

Things to do in Newark

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Lewes

— 5 nights
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lewes: Dover (John Dickinson Plantation, Air Mobility Command Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Henlopen State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Beach Time Distilling, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and relax in the rural setting at Hopkins Farm Creamery.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lewes online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Newark to Lewes in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fenwick Island.

Things to do in Lewes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Fenwick Island

— 2 nights
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. According to 2010 census figures, the population of the town is 379, a 10.8% increase over the last decade. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the views from Indian River Inlet Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethany Beach Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Bethany Beach, and finally stop by Bethany Beach Books. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, then find something for the whole family at Viking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark, then don't miss a visit to Candy Kitchen, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fenwick Island State Park.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fenwick Island sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lewes to Fenwick Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Delaware travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.