4 days in Delaware Itinerary

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New Castle
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Lewes
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New Castle — 1 night

New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Dutch House Museum and Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, admire the masterpieces at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then examine the collection at The Christian C. Sanderson Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Penns Woods Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library, browse the exhibits of Rockwood Park & Museum, steep yourself in history at Amstel House Museum and Gardens, then get a sense of history and politics at New Castle Court House, and finally stroll around Riverview Beach Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Castle vacation planning website.

Newark to New Castle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Lewes.
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Lewes — 2 nights

Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Lewes Historical Society, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, do a tasting at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Revelation Craft Brewing Company, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at John Dickinson Plantation, then learn about winemaking at Harvest Ridge Winery, then see the interesting displays at Cannonball House, and finally see the interesting displays at Lightship Overfalls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lewes trip website.

Drive from New Castle to Lewes in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lewes can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
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Delaware travel guide

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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.
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