3 days in Delaware Itinerary

3 days in Delaware Itinerary

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3 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Wilmington
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lewes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Nemours Estate and then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington trip planner .

Newark to Wilmington is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lewes.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

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nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. On the 31st (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Cape Henlopen State Park, then see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange of Rehoboth, then kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dewey Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at James Farm Ecological Preserve.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lewes route planning website .

You can drive from Wilmington to Lewes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lewes can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lewes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Air Mobility Command Museum, James Farm Ecological Preserve
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Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach
Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum

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