8 days in Delaware Itinerary

8 days in Delaware Itinerary

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8 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Fenwick Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Lewes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Newark
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Rochester

1
night
Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island ©
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at The Seaside Country Store.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fenwick Island online sightseeing planner .

Rochester to Fenwick Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rochester in October, with highs in Fenwick Island at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lewes.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bethany Beach
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Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach Boardwalk ©
Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Indian River Inlet Bridge ©
Indian River Inlet Bridge

3
nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA and Harris teeter. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Henlopen State Park and Rehoboth Beach Public Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lewes side-trips: Air Mobility Command Museum (in Dover) and Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC (in Bridgeville). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dewey Beach, and view the masterpieces at Rehoboth Art League.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lewes travel planner.

You can drive from Fenwick Island to Lewes in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Newark.

Things to do in Lewes

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Antique Alley of Bridgeville, LLC, Dewey Beach, Harris teeter, Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA
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Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach

3
nights
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. Visiting Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Wilmington Riverwalk will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Christiana Mall and Vino Vita at Fromage Culinaria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newark: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington) and Dutch Country Farmers Market (in Middletown). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Nemours Estate, take in the pleasant sights at Santa Claus Lane, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Earl Brewing Company, and explore the world behind art at The Delaware Contemporary.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Newark driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lewes to Newark in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newark

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wilmington, Middletown, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Blue Earl Brewing Company, Santa Claus Lane
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Christiana Mall ©
Christiana Mall
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge ©
Dutch Country Farmers Market ©
Dutch Country Farmers Market

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