9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Aldie
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Newark
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lewes
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Rehoboth Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Dewey Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Bethany Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Fenwick Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dover
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Aldie

1
night
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wilmington Riverwalk as well as Grand Opera House. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum and Library, then enjoy some music at Grand Opera House, and then wander the streets of Wilmington Riverwalk.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary builder website .

Aldie to Wilmington is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newark.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Grand Opera House ©
Grand Opera House

2
nights
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, 12mi west-southwest of Wilmington. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glasgow Park, Christiana Mall and Delaware Welcome Center. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Newark Reservoir and then get answers to all your questions at Delaware Welcome Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Delaware Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at White Clay Creek State Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Christiana Mall, and finally walk around Glasgow Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Newark road trip planner.

Newark is just a short distance from Wilmington. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lewes.

Things to do in Newark

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Delaware Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
White Clay Creek State Park ©
White Clay Creek State Park
Delaware Art Museum ©
Delaware Art Museum
Christiana Mall ©
Christiana Mall

1
day
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Johnson Victrola Museum, kick back and relax at Lewes Beach, then kick back and relax at Cape Henlopen State Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Hopkins Farm Creamery.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lewes trip maker site .

Drive from Newark to Lewes in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Lewes

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Johnson Victrola Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Johnson Victrola Museum ©
Johnson Victrola Museum

1
night
Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach ©
The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Funland as well as Junction and Breakwater Trail. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park, grab your bike and head to Junction and Breakwater Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, then take in the waterfront at Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gordons Pond, and finally get in on the family fun at Funland.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rehoboth Beach journey planner .

Rehoboth Beach is very close to Lewes. In July, daily temperatures in Rehoboth Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dewey Beach.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk ©
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach
Funland ©
Funland

1
night
Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach is an incorporated coastal town in eastern Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bethany Beach Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dewey Beach road trip site .

Dewey Beach is very close to Rehoboth Beach. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bethany Beach.

Things to do in Dewey Beach

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bethany Beach Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Bethany Beach Nature Center ©
Bethany Beach Nature Center

1
night
Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Coastal Library. On the 11th (Sat), browse the collection at South Coastal Library, then trek along Bethany Beach Boardwalk, and then take in the views from Indian River Inlet Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bethany Beach visit planner .

Bethany Beach is very close to Dewey Beach. July in Bethany Beach sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fenwick Island.

Things to do in Bethany Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bethany Beach ©
Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach Boardwalk ©
Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Indian River Inlet Bridge ©
Indian River Inlet Bridge

1
night
Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island ©
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Viking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark as well as Fenwick Boardwalk. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, make a trip to Candy Kitchen, then take in the waterfront at Fenwick Boardwalk, then get in on the family fun at Viking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fenwick Island State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fenwick Island online travel route planner .

Fenwick Island is just a short distance from Bethany Beach. In July in Fenwick Island, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Dewey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Fenwick Island State Park ©
Fenwick Island State Park
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum ©
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

1
night
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): join the crowd at Dover International Speedway.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Fenwick Island to Dover takes 1.5 hours. July in Dover sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dover

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum
John Dickinson Plantation ©
John Dickinson Plantation
Dover International Speedway ©
Dover International Speedway

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