5 days in Delaware Itinerary

5 days in Delaware Itinerary

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5 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagley Museum and Library and Auburn Heights Preserve. You'll explore and learn at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and Marshall Steam Museum. Take a break from Wilmington with a short trip to Historic Odessa Foundation in Odessa, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, take in the views from Wooddale Covered Bridge, contemplate the long history of Dutch House Museum and Gardens, and admire the natural beauty at Nemours Estate.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip itinerary site .

Washington DC to Wilmington is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in Wilmington dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

New Castle, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Marshall Steam Museum, Historic Odessa Foundation
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Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

2
nights
Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach ©
The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Rehoboth, then see the interesting displays at Johnson Victrola Museum, then see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery 37- A Destination for Artful Living. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Henlopen State Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Brimming Horn Meadery, then examine the collection at Marvel Carriage Museum, and finally do a tasting at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rehoboth Beach online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Rehoboth Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dover, The Brimming Horn Meadery, Marvel Carriage Museum, Cape Henlopen State Park, Gallery 37- A Destination for Artful Living
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Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Johnson Victrola Museum ©
Johnson Victrola Museum

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