15 days in Maryland & West Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Maryland & West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Baltimore
— 3 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Fly
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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White Sulphur Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ocean City
— 6 nights
Bus to Baltimore, Fly to London

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Baltimore

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Aquarium and Inner Harbor. Venture out of the city with trips to U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis) and The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and browse the exhibits of USS Torsk.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore driving holiday tool.

London, UK to Baltimore is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Baltimore hover around 35°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Antietam National Battlefield, and then look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baltimore to Harpers Ferry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Baltimore in August, Harpers Ferry is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Weston trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Harpers Ferry to Weston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Weston are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Weston

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

White Sulphur Springs

— 2 nights
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Bend Recreation Area, relax and rejuvenate at The Salt Cave and Spa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Greenbrier. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum and then contemplate the long history of Rehoboth Methodist Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our White Sulphur Springs day trip app.

Traveling by car from Weston to White Sulphur Springs takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 6 nights

The White Marlin Capital of the World

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ocean City Beach and Northside Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk, get in on the family fun at Trimper's Rides and Amusement Park, immerse yourself in nature at Assateague State Park, and make a splash at Frontier Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ocean City trip planner.

You can drive from White Sulphur Springs to Ocean City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from White Sulphur Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ocean City, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean City

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.