3 days in Delaware Itinerary

3 days in Delaware Itinerary

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3 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Wilmington
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Dewey Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
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. On the 17th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Brandywine Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then buy something for everyone on your list at Christiana Mall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Wilmington Riverwalk.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington driving holiday planner .

Washington DC to Wilmington is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Wilmington are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dewey Beach.

Things to do in Wilmington

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Christiana Mall
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Christiana Mall ©
Christiana Mall
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Brandywine Zoo ©
Brandywine Zoo

2
nights
Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach is an incorporated coastal town in eastern Sussex County, Delaware, United States. On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, admire the majestic nature at Cape Henlopen State Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dewey Beach, then stroll through Bethany Beach, and then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dewey Beach holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Dewey Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dewey Beach can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dewey Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Cape Henlopen State Park
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Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach

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