3 days in Delaware, New Jersey & Maryland Itinerary

3 days in Delaware, New Jersey & Maryland Itinerary

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3 days in Delaware, New Jersey & Maryland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  1​h 30​min
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Wilmington
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Washington DC

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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): ponder the design of Longwood Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington trip planner.

Washington DC to Wilmington is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wilmington when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Classes Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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Cape May

Cape May ©
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.
On the 24th (Sat), look for gifts at Wildwood Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Cape May are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Cape May

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wildwood
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Wildwood Boardwalk ©
Wildwood Boardwalk

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Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
On the 25th (Sun), kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, then stop by Fenwick Wine Cellars, then get your game on at Marty's Playland, and finally take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocean City online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Ocean City takes 3 hours. August in Ocean City sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ocean City

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fenwick Wine Cellars
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Marty's Playland ©
Marty's Playland

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