8 days in New Jersey, Delaware & Virginia Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey, Delaware & Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in New Jersey, Delaware & Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lewes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Emlen Physick Estate and Cape May Carriage Company. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ocean City Beach and Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery. And it doesn't end there: stroll through North Wildwood Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Cape May Brewing Company, do a tasting at Cape May Winery, and brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape May travel route planning app .

Newark to Cape May is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lewes.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lower Township, North Wildwood Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Ocean City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

2
nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lewes Beach, admire the majestic nature at Cape Henlopen State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Dewey Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethany Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lewes driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Cape May to Lewes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Lewes sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Lewes

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lewes Beach ©
Lewes Beach
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, then examine the collection at The Mariners' Museum & Park, and then learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Lewes to Williamsburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Mariners' Museum & Park, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
The Mariners' Museum & Park ©
The Mariners' Museum & Park
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

1
night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Start your trip to Virginia Beach by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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