9 days in Delaware Itinerary

9 days in Delaware Itinerary

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9 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  2​h
1
Wilmington
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Fenwick Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Bethany Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: New York City

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Dover (Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover International Speedway, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum and Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Nemours Estate, walk around Glasgow Park, and browse the different shops at Christiana Mall.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington visit planner.

New York City to Wilmington is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, Wilmington is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fenwick Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dover, Newark, Immanuel Episcopal Church, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

4
nights
Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island ©
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. Explore Fenwick Island's surroundings by going to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (in Milton), Rehoboth Beach (Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk & Gordons Pond) and Lewes (Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes Beach, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Rehoboth, and immerse yourself in nature at Delaware Seashore State Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fenwick Island trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. In September, daytime highs in Fenwick Island are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bethany Beach.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Dewey Beach, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Escape Rehoboth ©
Escape Rehoboth
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk ©
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach

2
nights
Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Bethany Beach, then learn about winemaking at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, then snap pictures at Indian River Inlet Bridge, and finally hike along Bethany Beach Boardwalk. On your second day here, browse the collection at South Coastal Library, look for all kinds of wild species at James Farm Ecological Preserve, and then immerse yourself in nature at Trap Pond State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bethany Beach trip builder app .

Bethany Beach is very close to Fenwick Island. In September, daytime highs in Bethany Beach are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bethany Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

James Farm Ecological Preserve, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Trap Pond State Park
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Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach Boardwalk ©
Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Indian River Inlet Bridge ©
Indian River Inlet Bridge

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