7 days in Delaware Itinerary

7 days in Delaware Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Delaware itinerary planner

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Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Bethany Beach
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Bethany Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bethany Beach

— 4 nights
Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to John Dickinson Plantation and St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Lewes Historical Society and Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bethany Beach side-trips: Air Mobility Command Museum (in Dover), Harvest Ridge Winery (in Marydel) and Lewes (Lightship Overfalls & Cannonball House). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Indian River Inlet Bridge, look for gifts at Seaside Country Store, take a leisurely stroll along Fenwick Boardwalk, and learn about winemaking at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bethany Beach trip itinerary tool.

Boston to Bethany Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in Bethany Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Bethany Beach

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Biggs Museum of American Art, see the interesting displays at Johnson Victrola Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. On your second day here, pick up some new knowledge with Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, explore the galleries of Dutch House Museum and Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, and finally snap pictures at Wooddale Covered Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington online travel route planner.

You can drive from Bethany Beach to Wilmington in 2 hours. In October in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Classes

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.