8 days in Delaware Itinerary

8 days in Delaware Itinerary

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8 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train:  30​min
1
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lewes
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Fenwick Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
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. Step out of the city life by going to Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge and DuPont Environmental Education Center. Popular historic sites such as Nemours Estate and Dutch House Museum and Gardens are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum and Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Ashland Nature Center, and snap pictures at Delaware Memorial Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington tour itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Wilmington is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lewes.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ashland Nature Center, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Coverdale Farm, Dutch House Museum and Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge ©
Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge ©

4
nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Step out of the city life by going to Lewes Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Lewes, make a side trip to see Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery in Frankford, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Cape Henlopen State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Beach Time Distilling, and identify plant and animal life at James Farm Ecological Preserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lewes itinerary planner.

Drive from Wilmington to Lewes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Fenwick Island.

Things to do in Lewes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Milton, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Dewey Beach, James Farm Ecological Preserve
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Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach

1
night
Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island ©
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethany Beach Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethany Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Fenwick Island Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fenwick Island holiday planning app .

You can drive from Lewes to Fenwick Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bethany Beach
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Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach Boardwalk ©
Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Fenwick Island Lighthouse ©
Fenwick Island Lighthouse

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