8 days in Delaware Itinerary

8 days in Delaware Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Delaware trip planner

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Fenwick Island
— 1 night
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Rehoboth Beach
— 4 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Fenwick Island

— 1 night
Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. According to 2010 census figures, the population of the town is 379, a 10.8% increase over the last decade. On the 29th (Sat), kick back and relax at Bethany Beach, stroll through Bethany Beach Boardwalk, then stop by Bethany Beach Books, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fenwick Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at The Links at Lighthouse Sound, tee off at Bear Trap Dunes, then make a trip to Candy Kitchen, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fenwick Island State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fenwick Island road trip planner.

Grafton to Fenwick Island is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. While traveling from Grafton, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fenwick Island, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Fenwick Island

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Trails

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach

— 4 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dover (John Dickinson Plantation & Air Mobility Command Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, explore the activities along Gordons Pond, enjoy the sand and surf at Lewes Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach.

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Rehoboth Beach is very close to Fenwick Island. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nemours Estate, get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and finally take in the views from Wooddale Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then browse the different shops at King of Prussia Mall.

Before you visit Wilmington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rehoboth Beach to Wilmington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Wilmington sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.