15 days in Delaware Itinerary

15 days in Delaware Itinerary

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15 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: Moline
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Dover
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bethany Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Castle
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Moline

4
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village and Christ Episcopal Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Biggs Museum of American Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dover: Milton (Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge & Milton Historical Society), Lewes (St. Peter's Episcopal Church & Lewes Historical Society) and Abbott's Mill Nature Center (in Milford). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Johnson Victrola Museum, admire the majestic nature at Killens Pond State Park, steep yourself in history at John Dickinson Plantation, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Earl Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dover journey maker tool .

Moline to Dover is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moline to Dover due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moline in April since evenings lows in Dover dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bethany Beach.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lewes, Milton, Killens Pond State Park, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Abbott's Mill Nature Center
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Biggs Museum of American Art ©
Biggs Museum of American Art
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge ©

5
nights
Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. You'll explore and learn at Gallery One and Nanticoke Indian Museum. Visiting Trap Pond State Park and Baywood Greens Golf Course will get you outdoors. Step out of Bethany Beach with an excursion to Old Christ Church, Laurel in Laurel--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at James Farm Ecological Preserve, take in the views from Indian River Inlet Bridge, browse the collection at South Coastal Library, and stroll through Bethany Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bethany Beach trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Dover to Bethany Beach in 1.5 hours. April in Bethany Beach sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Castle.

Things to do in Bethany Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean View, Millsboro, Millville, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Trap Pond State Park
Highlights from your plan
James Farm Ecological Preserve ©
James Farm Ecological Preserve
Bethany Beach Nature Center ©
Bethany Beach Nature Center
Trap Pond State Park ©
Trap Pond State Park

5
nights
New Castle

New Castle ©
New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. Step out of the city life by going to White Clay Creek State Park and Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and Rockwood Museum. Get out of town with these interesting New Castle side-trips: Hockessin (Mt. Cuba Center & Ashland Nature Center) and Wilmington (Bellevue State Park & Nemours Mansion & Gardens). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum and Library, ponder the world of politics at New Castle Court House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Episcopal Church, and contemplate the long history of Read House and Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Castle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bethany Beach to New Castle takes 2 hours. In April in New Castle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Castle

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Wilmington, Hockessin, Fort Delaware State Park, White Clay Creek State Park, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
New Castle Court House ©
New Castle Court House
Fort Delaware State Park ©
Fort Delaware State Park
Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center

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