14 days in Delaware, Cape May & Princeton Itinerary

14 days in Delaware, Cape May & Princeton Itinerary

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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Lewes
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Princeton
— 8 nights
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Wilmington

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art and then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Nemours Estate, then take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and finally take in the views from Wooddale Covered Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip maker.

Lafayette to Wilmington is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Wilmington is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lafayette in November: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 56°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lewes.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lewes

— 2 nights
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Beach Time Distilling, and finally look for gifts at Edie Bees Confection Shop. On your second day here, try your luck at Dover Downs Casino, then examine the collection at Air Mobility Command Museum, and then walk around SIlver Lake Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lewes road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wilmington to Lewes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Lewes, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Cape May.

Things to do in Lewes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cape May

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape May Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape May sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Lewes to Cape May in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Princeton.

Things to do in Cape May

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Princeton

— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeton: Sesame Place (in Langhorne), Duke Farms (in Hillsborough) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's still lots to do: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Washington Crossing Historic Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Princeton Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Princeton trip planning site.

You can drive from Cape May to Princeton in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In November, daytime highs in Princeton are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Delaware travel guide

4.2
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.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
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.