7 days in Wilmington & Lewes Itinerary

7 days in Wilmington & Lewes Itinerary

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7 days in Wilmington & Lewes Itinerary

Start: Wilmington
1
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lewes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Wilmington

3
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Cape May Point State Park and Gordons Pond. Explore hidden gems such as Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Delaware Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Ephrata Cloister (in Ephrata) and Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village (in Dover).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington attractions planner .

October in Wilmington sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Ephrata Cloister, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, Gordons Pond, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cape May Point State Park
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Delaware Art Museum ©
Delaware Art Museum

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nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and then pick up some local products at Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at The Wetlands Institute, then look for gifts at Blue Eden, and then enjoy the sea views from Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lewes online holiday planner .

You can drive from Wilmington to Lewes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Lewes sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Lewes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Harbor, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Junction and Breakwater Trail, Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA
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Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge ©
The Wetlands Institute ©
The Wetlands Institute
Junction and Breakwater Trail ©
Junction and Breakwater Trail