5 days in Delaware Itinerary

5 days in Delaware Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Delaware trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Fenwick Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Lewes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newark
— 2 nights
Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to Syracuse

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Fenwick Island

— 1 day
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. According to 2010 census figures, the population of the town is 379, a 10.8% increase over the last decade. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hike along Bethany Beach Boardwalk, stroll through Bethany Beach Nature Center, then kick back and relax at Bethany Beach, and finally stop by Bethany Beach Books.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fenwick Island journey planner.

Syracuse to Fenwick Island is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Syracuse in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Fenwick Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Lewes.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Lewes

— 2 nights
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then sample some tasty brews at Delmarva Discovery Tours, and then kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dewey Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at James Farm Ecological Preserve, stop by Harris teeter, then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Henlopen State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lewes road trip planner.

Drive from Fenwick Island to Lewes in an hour. In September in Lewes, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Newark.

Things to do in Lewes

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Newark

— 2 nights
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Read House and Gardens, take a stroll through Wilmington Riverwalk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nemours Estate, and finally browse the different shops at Limestone Therapeutic Massage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Ashland Nature Center, contemplate the long history of Fort Delaware State Park, steep yourself in history at Amstel House Museum and Gardens, then browse the exhibits of Old Library Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dutch House Museum and Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immanuel Episcopal Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Newark day trip site.

Getting from Lewes to Newark by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.