23 days in Maryland Itinerary

23 days in Maryland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maryland travel planner
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Baltimore
— 5 nights
Drive
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Thurmont
— 1 night
Drive
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Cumberland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Solomons
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ocean City
— 8 nights
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Baltimore — 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at B&O Railroad Museum and Maryland Science Center. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring and Terrapin Nature Park. Explore Baltimore's surroundings by going to Frederick (Monocacy National Battlefield, Historic Downtown Frederick, &more), Annapolis (Maryland State House, Quiet Waters Park, &more) and Fishpaws Marketplace (in Arnold). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Federal Hill Park and stroll the grounds of Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip planner.

New York City to Baltimore is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thurmont.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Thurmont — 1 night

Thurmont is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): trek along Catoctin Mountain Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Cunningham Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thurmont trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Thurmont takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Baltimore in July, expect Thurmont to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cumberland.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Cumberland — 3 nights

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. Bring the kids along to Swallow Falls State Park and Great Allegheny Passage. Paw Paw Tunnel and Spruce Forest Artisan Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Deep Creek Lake State Park in Oakland (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Rocky Gap State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cumberland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thurmont to Cumberland takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thurmont in July: highs in Cumberland hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Solomons.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Solomons — 3 nights

Solomons, also known as Solomons Island, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. Family-friendly places like Flag Ponds Nature Park and Patuxent River Naval Air Museum will thrill your kids. Get a sense of the local culture at Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse and Annmarie Garden. When in Solomons, make a side trip to see Janes Island State Park in Crisfield, approximately Crisfield away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Historic St. Mary's City.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Solomons tour site.

Drive from Cumberland to Solomons in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cumberland in July since evenings lows in Solomons dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 2 nights

Cambridge is a city in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Hopkins Original Art.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cambridge trip tool.

You can drive from Solomons to Cambridge in 2.5 hours. In July in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ocean City.
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Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Ocean City — 8 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Main Street Berlin and Pemberton Historical Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Assateague State Park and Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocean City: Salisbury (Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art & Salisbury Zoo). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the waterfront at Oceanic Fishing Pier, play a few rounds at The Links at Lighthouse Sound, and walk around Northside Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ocean City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cambridge to Ocean City in 1.5 hours. In July in Ocean City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Theme Parks
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Maryland travel guide

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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.
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