9 days in Delaware Itinerary

9 days in Delaware Itinerary

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9 days in Delaware Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Lewes
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Fenwick Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Do some cultural sightseeing at Air Mobility Command Museum and Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Step out of Lewes with an excursion to Dover Downs Casino in Dover--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, admire the majestic nature at Delaware Seashore State Park, kick back and relax at Dewey Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lewes trip planner .

Newark to Lewes is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. May in Lewes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fenwick Island.

Things to do in Lewes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dover, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public 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 (Thu): see the interesting displays at DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, hike along Bethany Beach Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Bethany Beach.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fenwick Island trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lewes to Fenwick Island takes an hour. When traveling from Lewes in May, plan for slightly colder days in Fenwick Island, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bethany Beach
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Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum ©
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
Bethany Beach Boardwalk ©
Bethany Beach Boardwalk

3
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. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and Hagley Museum and Library will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Nemours Mansion & Gardens and Historic Odessa Foundation. When in Wilmington, make a side trip to see Fort Delaware State Park in Delaware City, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Immanuel Episcopal Church, see the interesting displays at Old Library Museum, steep yourself in history at Rockwood Museum, and wander the streets of Wilmington Riverwalk.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fenwick Island to Wilmington. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Castle, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Historic Odessa Foundation, Fort Delaware State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate

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