12 days in Maryland Itinerary

12 days in Maryland Itinerary

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12 days in Maryland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Solomons
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
St. Michaels
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hagerstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cumberland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Solomons

Solomons ©
Solomons, also known as Solomons Island, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): view the masterpieces at North End Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at "On Watch" Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Solomons trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Solomons is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In December in Solomons, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Solomons

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, North End Gallery, "On Watch" Monument
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Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum ©
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
North End Gallery ©
North End Gallery

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll around Northside Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean City Beach, then get your game on at Ocean City Screams Haunted House, and finally take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Assateague State Park, examine the collection at Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, and then examine the collection at Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Ocean City trip planning website .

Drive from Solomons to Ocean City in 3.5 hours. In December in Ocean City, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St. Michaels.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Salisbury, Assateague State Park
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Northside Park ©
Northside Park

1
night
St. Michaels

St. Michaels ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Old Wye Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Lyon Distilling Company, and finally look for gifts at The Candleberry Shoppe.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Michaels vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Ocean City to St. Michaels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in St. Michaels can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in St. Michaels

Museums Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Old Wye Church
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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Lyon Distilling Company ©
Lyon Distilling Company
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
When in Baltimore, make a side trip to see U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Baltimore, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Inner Harbor.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip planning site .

Traveling by car from St. Michaels to Baltimore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hagerstown.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

U.S. Naval Academy
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Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery

3
nights
Hagerstown

Hagerstown ©
Hagerstown is a city in Washington County, Maryland, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hagerstown side-trips: Thurmont Regional Library (in Thurmont), National Fallen Firefighters Memorial (in Emmitsburg) and Frederick (Dragon Distillery, LLC, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Just Lookin, explore and take pictures at Antietam National Battlefield, have some family-friendly fun at Heavy Metal Playground, and go for a walk through The Hagerstown Cultural Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hagerstown trip maker website .

Getting from Baltimore to Hagerstown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baltimore in December since evenings lows in Hagerstown dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cumberland.

Things to do in Hagerstown

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Frederick, Sharpsburg, Boonsboro, National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Thurmont Regional Library
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Just Lookin ©
Just Lookin
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

2
nights
Cumberland

Cumberland ©
Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 30th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Charis Winery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Allegheny Passage, and then get lost in a book at Allegany County Library System - Washington Street Library. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Allegany Museum, steep yourself in history at Gordon-Roberts House, then browse the collection at Allegany County Library System - Frostburg Library, and finally admire the striking features of House of Yoder.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cumberland journey planner .

Traveling by car from Hagerstown to Cumberland takes 1.5 hours. December in Cumberland sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cumberland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Allegany County Library System - Frostburg Library, House of Yoder
Highlights from your plan
Allegany Museum ©
Allegany Museum
Gordon-Roberts House ©
Gordon-Roberts House

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