7 days in Maryland Itinerary

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Ocean City
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Ocean City — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach, then stroll around Northside Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Philadelphia to Ocean City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Easton.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Easton — 1 night

Easton, Maryland is an incorporated town and the county seat of Talbot County, Maryland, United States. On the 5th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lyon Rum Distillery, look for gifts at Ophiuroidea The O, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Iron Will Woodworks, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can drive from Ocean City to Easton in 1.5 hours. December in Easton sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.
Shopping · Spas · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Baltimore — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & Maryland State House). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, take a stroll through Fell's Point, soothe aching muscles at ROAM Fitness, and stop by Hampden.

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You can drive from Easton to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Emmitsburg.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Emmitsburg — 1 night

Emmitsburg is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the views from Roddy Road Covered Bridge, pause for some photo ops at National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, then browse the exhibits of National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

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Traveling by car from Baltimore to Emmitsburg takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Baltimore in December, with highs in Emmitsburg at 45°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Maryland travel guide

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.