8 days in Delaware Itinerary

8 days in Delaware Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Lewes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fenwick Island
— 2 nights
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Wilmington

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Lums Pond State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, stroll through Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, and then sample the fine beverages at Painted Stave Distilling.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington visit planner.

Los Angeles to Wilmington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Wilmington. In August in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Lewes.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Lewes

— 4 nights
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Junction and Breakwater Trail and James Farm Ecological Preserve. Escape the urban bustle at Delmarva Discovery Tours and Slaughter Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lewes side-trips: Harvest Ridge Winery (in Marydel), Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery (in Frankford) and Killens Pond State Park (in Felton). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Jungle Jim's, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Revelation Craft Brewing Company, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park, and head outdoors with Sand Dollar Cruises.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lewes trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Lewes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Lewes sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fenwick Island.

Things to do in Lewes

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fenwick Island

— 2 nights
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. According to 2010 census figures, the population of the town is 379, a 10.8% increase over the last decade. On the 27th (Thu), stop by Bethany Beach Books, stroll through Bethany Beach Nature Center, then snap pictures at Indian River Inlet Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fenwick Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, take in the waterfront at Fenwick Boardwalk, and then glide peacefully along the water with Coastal Kayak.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fenwick Island online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Lewes to Fenwick Island in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Fenwick Island can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.