5 days in Delaware Itinerary

5 days in Delaware Itinerary

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Lewes
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Lewes

— 3 nights
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Explore Lewes' surroundings by going to Dover (Air Mobility Command Museum & Dover International Speedway). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Henlopen State Park, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, and stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange of Rehoboth.

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Philadelphia to Lewes is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lewes can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Lewes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 1 night
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Nemours Estate, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and then take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library.

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You can drive from Lewes to Wilmington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Wilmington sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Delaware travel guide

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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.