17 days in Delaware Itinerary

17 days in Delaware Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Delaware holiday planner

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Ocean View
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Bethany Beach
— 1 night
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Fenwick Island
— 1 night
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Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
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Lewes
— 2 nights
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Dover
— 2 nights
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New Castle
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Newark
— 1 night
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Middletown
— 2 nights
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Ocean View

— 1 night
Ocean View is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, in the United States. You've now added Oceanova Spa to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at James Farm Ecological Preserve, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Oceanova Spa, and then view the masterpieces at Gallery One.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ocean View travel route planning tool.

Aldie to Ocean View is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. July in Ocean View sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bethany Beach.

Things to do in Ocean View

Spas · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Bethany Beach

— 1 night
Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Captain Jack's Pirate Golf, Bethany Bike Shop and Bear Trap Dunes. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bethany Beach, get outside with Bethany Bike Shop, look for gifts at Bethany Beach Books, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethany Beach Boardwalk, then get lost in a book at South Coastal Library, and finally play a few rounds at Captain Jack's Pirate Golf.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bethany Beach trip planner.

Bethany Beach is very close to Ocean View. In July in Bethany Beach, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Fenwick Island.

Things to do in Bethany Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Fenwick Island

— 1 night
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Action Watercraft. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Candy Kitchen, take in the waterfront at Fenwick Boardwalk, then get in on the family fun at Viking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark, then contemplate the long history of Transpeninsular Marker, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Fenwick Island Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fenwick Island tour planner.

Fenwick Island is just a short distance from Bethany Beach. In July, daily temperatures in Fenwick Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Rehoboth Beach

— 2 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rehoboth Beach trip itinerary tool.

Rehoboth Beach is just a short distance from Fenwick Island. In July, daily temperatures in Rehoboth Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Lewes.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lewes

— 2 nights
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lightship Overfalls as well as Lewes Historical Society. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lewes Beach, contemplate the long history of Lewes Historical Society, see the interesting displays at Lightship Overfalls, find something for the whole family at Jungle Jim's, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Junction and Breakwater Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gordons Pond.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lewes planning site.

Lewes is just a stone's throw from Rehoboth Beach. In July, daytime highs in Lewes are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You'll set off for Dover on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Lewes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Dover

— 2 nights
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. Your day by day itinerary now includes Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, Johnson Victrola Museum, Old State House, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get lost in a book at Delaware Public Archives, walk around First State Heritage Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at Old State House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Biggs Museum of American Art, then learn something new at Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, then see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at John Dickinson Plantation.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dover trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lewes to Dover takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dover are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to New Castle.

Things to do in Dover

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Classes

New Castle

— 2 nights
New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. Your day by day itinerary now includes New Castle Visitor Center at The Arsenal, New Castle Farmer's Market and Amstel House Museum and Gardens. On the 15th (Wed), get answers to all your questions at New Castle Visitor Center at The Arsenal, then steep yourself in history at Read House and Gardens, and then get in on the family fun at Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at New Castle Court House, get engrossed in the history at Dutch House Museum and Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Amstel House Museum and Gardens, then walk around Battery Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Episcopal Church.

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Traveling by car from Dover to New Castle takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wilmington.

Things to do in New Castle

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wilmington and Western Railroad, Delaware Art Museum, Grand Opera House, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Delaware Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Bellevue State Park, then have fun at Frawley Stadium, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Grand Opera House. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dutch Country Farmers Market, admire the natural beauty at Nemours Estate, then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, then get interesting insight from Wilmington and Western Railroad, and finally wander the streets of Wilmington Riverwalk.

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Wilmington is just a short distance from New Castle. In July in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Newark.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Newark

— 1 night
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fred Rust Ice Arena as well as Delaware Welcome Center. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Delaware Welcome Center, explore the activities along Newark Reservoir, then have fun at Fred Rust Ice Arena, then admire the majestic nature at White Clay Creek State Park, and finally get in on the family fun at Frightland.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newark vacation builder.

Newark is just a stone's throw from Wilmington. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Middletown.

Things to do in Newark

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Middletown

— 2 nights
Middletown is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. You've now added Coleman's Christmas Tree Farm to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), walk around Levels Road Dog Park and then experience rural life at Filasky's Produce. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Brandywine Creek State Park, then experience rural life at Coleman's Christmas Tree Farm, then stroll around Silver Lake Park, and finally walk around Charles E. Price Memorial Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Middletown tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Newark to Middletown in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Middletown can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Middletown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.