8 days in Delaware Itinerary

8 days in Delaware Itinerary

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8 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Dewey Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Smyrna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach is an incorporated coastal town in eastern Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Dewey Beach: Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse, Emlen Physick Estate, & more) and Lower Township (Cape May Brewing Company & Sunset Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Dewey Beach, stroll through Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange of Rehoboth, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dewey Beach trip builder site .

New York City to Dewey Beach is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dewey Beach, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Smyrna.

Things to do in Dewey Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape May, Rehoboth Beach, Lower Township, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

3
nights
Smyrna

Smyrna ©
Smyrna is a town in Kent and New Castle counties in the U.S. Explore Smyrna's surroundings by going to Wilmington (Brandywine Park, Hagley Museum and Library, & more), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and St. Michaels (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum & Lyon Distilling Company). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum and catch the contagious excitement of Dover Downs Casino.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Smyrna trip planner .

Drive from Dewey Beach to Smyrna in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Smyrna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilmington, St. Michaels, Dover, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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