20 days in Delaware & New Jersey Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive to Orlando International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach
— 2 nights
Rehoboth Beach
— 5 nights
Taxi to Lewes, DE, Ferry to Cape May
Cape May
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
North Wildwood
— 1 night
Ocean City
— 4 nights


Bethany Beach — 2 nights

Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bethany Beach. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Holts Landing State Park, take in the views from Indian River Inlet Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Fenwick Island Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Fenwick Boardwalk, then stroll through Bethany Beach Boardwalk, and finally stop by Bethany Beach Books.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bethany Beach trip itinerary builder.

Sanford to Bethany Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sanford in March, expect Bethany Beach to be much colder, temps between 50°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rehoboth Beach.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach — 5 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Step off the beaten path and head to Browseabout Books and Rehoboth Beach Farmer's Market. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Junction and Breakwater Trail, see the interesting displays at Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park, make a trip to Indian River Marina, and get to know the fascinating history of Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rehoboth Beach online holiday planner.

Rehoboth Beach is just a short distance from Bethany Beach. In March, daily temperatures in Rehoboth Beach can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape May.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

Cape May — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Massage by Pearl and Poverty Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Plumpton Park Zoo (in Rising Sun) and Elkton (Milburn Orchards & Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Historic Cold Spring Village, stop by West End Garage, and take some stellar pictures from World War II Lookout Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape May road trip planner.

Getting from Rehoboth Beach to Cape May by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rehoboth Beach in March: highs in Cape May hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wildwood.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Wildwood — 2 nights

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, get in on the family fun at Breakfast in The Sky, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then try out the rides at Splash Zone Waterpark, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaport Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Wildwood Historical Society - George F. Boyer Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Wildwood day trip website.

Wildwood is just a short distance from Cape May. In March, daytime highs in Wildwood are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to North Wildwood.
Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trip

North Wildwood — 1 night

North Wildwood is a city located on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 27th (Sun), take a tour by water with EcoVentures, cool off at Ocean Oasis Waterpark, then visit a coastal fixture at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the North Wildwood road trip planner.

North Wildwood is just a short distance from Wildwood. March in North Wildwood sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ocean City.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Ocean City — 4 nights

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playland's Castaway Cove and Spas & Wellness. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean City side-trips: Brigantine (Brigantine Beach & Brigantine Farmers Market) and Ripley's Believe It or Not! (in Atlantic City). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial, stop by Shrivers Salt Water Taffy, kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, and take in the waterfront at Ventnor City Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ocean City online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from North Wildwood to Ocean City in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Ocean City, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Delaware travel guide

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

Casinos · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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.