5 days in Delaware Itinerary

5 days in Delaware Itinerary

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5 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  2​h
1
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lewes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

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. Nemours Estate and Amstel House Museum and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagley Museum and Library and Auburn Heights Preserve. Change things up with a short trip to Historic Odessa Foundation in Odessa (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and see the interesting displays at Marshall Steam Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington online travel planner .

New York City to Wilmington is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 37°F in Wilmington. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lewes.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

New Castle, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Auburn Heights Preserve, Marshall Steam Museum, Historic Odessa Foundation
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Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

2
nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Treasures of the Sea, get engrossed in the history at Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center, then do a tasting at Harvest Ridge Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, then examine the collection at Air Mobility Command Museum, then shop like a local with Gallery 37- A Destination for Artful Living, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Rehoboth.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lewes online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Wilmington to Lewes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lewes

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dover, Gallery 37- A Destination for Artful Living, Escape Rehoboth, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Treasures of the Sea
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