10 days in Delaware Itinerary

10 days in Delaware Itinerary

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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Dover
— 1 night
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New Castle
— 1 night
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Seaford
— 2 nights
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Lewes
— 1 night
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Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
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Bethany Beach
— 1 night
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Wilmington

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge, explore the world behind art at Delaware Art Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony of Padua Church. Keep things going the next day: walk around Bellevue State Park, browse the exhibits of Rockwood Park & Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Delaware Contemporary.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Wilmington is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Dover

— 1 night
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at Fifer's Farm Store, then do a tasting at Harvest Ridge Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Killens Pond State Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dover trip planner.

Drive from Wilmington to Dover in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to New Castle.

Things to do in Dover

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

New Castle

— 1 night
New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Lums Pond State Park, admire the majestic nature at White Clay Creek State Park, and then walk around Fort Mott State Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Castle road trip planning site.

You can drive from Dover to New Castle in an hour. August in New Castle sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Seaford.

Things to do in New Castle

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Seaford

— 2 nights
Seaford is a city located along the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, Delaware. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Choptank River Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Furnace Town Living Heritage Village, then see the interesting displays at Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, and then contemplate the long history of Pemberton Historical Park.

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Getting from New Castle to Seaford by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lewes.

Things to do in Seaford

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lewes

— 1 night
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at Lewes Historical Society, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Beach Time Distilling, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lewes trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Seaford to Lewes in an hour. In August in Lewes, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Lewes

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Rehoboth Beach

— 2 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Rehoboth Beach Museum, then stroll through Junction and Breakwater Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gordons Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Rehoboth, then get a new perspective on things with Sand Dollar Cruises, then examine the collection at Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rehoboth Beach online day trip planner.

Rehoboth Beach is just a stone's throw from Lewes. In August, daytime highs in Rehoboth Beach are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bethany Beach.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Bethany Beach

— 1 night
Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Fenwick Island State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Bethany Beach Nature Center, then learn about winemaking at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at James Farm Ecological Preserve.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bethany Beach day trip planner.

Bethany Beach is just a stone's throw from Rehoboth Beach. August in Bethany Beach sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bethany Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Delaware travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.