32 days in Maryland & Houston Itinerary

32 days in Maryland & Houston Itinerary

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Fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Drive to St. Michaels
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St. Michaels
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Sharpsburg
— 2 nights
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Oakland
— 2 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Houston
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Houston
— 20 nights
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St. Michaels — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Take Me Home, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Tilghman Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read St. Michaels route planner.

Calgary, Canada to St. Michaels is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Calgary to St. Michaels, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in July, things will get somewhat warmer in St. Michaels: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Ocean City.
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Ocean City — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, find something for the whole family at Jolly Roger Amusement Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, walk around Northside Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean City Beach.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Ocean City trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Michaels to Ocean City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ocean City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baltimore.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks
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Baltimore — 2 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.
On the 28th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the waterfront activity at Inner Harbor. On the next day, get advice or help at Library of Congress, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Baltimore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Baltimore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sharpsburg.
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Sharpsburg — 2 nights

Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13mi south of Hagerstown. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield, don't miss a visit to Burnside's Bridge, and then stroll the grounds of Antietam National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Crystal Grottoes Caverns, then immerse yourself in nature at Greenbrier State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cunningham Falls State Park.

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Traveling by car from Baltimore to Sharpsburg takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Baltimore in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sharpsburg, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Oakland.
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Oakland — 2 nights

Oakland is a town in the west-central part of Garrett County, Maryland. On the 1st (Mon), stop by FireFly Farms Market, then fly down the slopes at Wisp Resort, then contemplate the waterfront views at Deep Creek Lake State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Swallow Falls State Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Herrington Manor State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fairfax Stone State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oakland day trip planning tool.

Drive from Sharpsburg to Oakland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sharpsburg in July: high temperatures in Oakland hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.
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Houston — 20 nights

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Room Escape Games and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Galveston (Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more), The Woodlands Children's Museum (in The Woodlands) and Splashway Waterpark (in Sheridan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, grab your bike and head to Terry Hershey Park, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Houston road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oakland to Houston. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Oakland in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Houston: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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