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Fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Drive to Baltimore
— 6 nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Washington DC
Washington DC
— 5 nights
New Baltimore
— 1 night
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Entebbe


Baltimore — 6 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.
Visit National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Independence Hall for their historical value. Benjamin Franklin Museum and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Philadelphia (Washington Square, Masonic Temple, &more), Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more) and Robinson Nature Center (in Columbia). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, see the interesting displays at Baltimore Society of Model Engineers, explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Raven Reservoir.

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Entebbe, Uganda to Baltimore is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Entebbe to Baltimore, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Entebbe in January; daily highs in Baltimore reach 6°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Friday Harbor.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 4 nights

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Let the collections at The Whale Museum and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Friday Harbor: Lopez Island (Spencer Spit State Park & Shark Reef Sanctuary) and Judd Cove Preserve (in Orcas Island). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the world behind art at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage.

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Traveling by flight from Baltimore to Friday Harbor takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Baltimore to Friday Harbor, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Friday Harbor, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.
Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Washington DC — 5 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and President Lincoln's Cottage. Get some cultural insight at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Step out of Washington DC to go to Triangle and see National Museum of the Marine Corps, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at Renwick Gallery.

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Do a combination of ferry and flight from Friday Harbor to Washington DC in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and subway; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Friday Harbor in January, plan for little chillier nights in Washington DC, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Baltimore.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

New Baltimore — 1 night

New Baltimore is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Baltimore online trip builder.

Getting from Washington DC to New Baltimore by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect little chillier with lows of -7°C in New Baltimore. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.
Wineries · Fun & Games · Shopping · Nature

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.