5 days in Delaware Itinerary

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Lewes
— 3 nights
Drive
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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. Popular historic sites such as Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park and St. Peter's Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum and Lightship Overfalls capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lewes: Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery (in Frankford) and Seaside Country Store (in Fenwick Island). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Henlopen State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, get in on the family fun at Funland, and admire the majestic nature at Assawoman Canal.

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Washington DC to Lewes is an approximately 2.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lewes, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Delaware Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then buy something for everyone on your list at Christiana Mall, and finally don't miss a visit to Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station.

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Getting from Lewes to Wilmington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.
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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.
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