5 days in Virginia Beach & Delaware Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Beach & Delaware Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Beach & Delaware Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dewey Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Bring the kids along to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Neptune's Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach journey planning website .

Detroit to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Virginia Beach to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dewey Beach.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

1
night
Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach is an incorporated coastal town in eastern Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Henlopen State Park, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Rehoboth, and then stroll through Rehoboth Beach Public Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dewey Beach online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Dewey Beach in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Virginia Beach in June, plan for little chillier nights in Dewey Beach, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Dewey Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park
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Escape Rehoboth ©
Escape Rehoboth
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Nemours Estate, take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum and Library, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and finally snap pictures at Wooddale Covered Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Dewey Beach to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library

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