8 days in Baltimore & Philadelphia Itinerary

8 days in Baltimore & Philadelphia Itinerary

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8 days in Baltimore & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Baltimore
— 2 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eisenhower National Historic Site and Lincoln Statue at Wills House. Let the collections at Shriver House Museum and Jennie Wade House capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baltimore: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Victorian Photography Studio, & more), Tomb of the Unknowns (in Arlington) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Fort McHenry National Monument and see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Institution Building.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Baltimore trip planner.

Washington DC to Baltimore is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Baltimore sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Smithsonian Institution Building, Tomb of the Unknowns, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Dobbin House Tavern ©
Dobbin House Tavern
Lincoln Statue at Wills House ©
Lincoln Statue at Wills House

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll explore and learn at Emlen Physick Estate and Cape May Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Baycats and Wildwood Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Wildwood Beach (in Wildwood), Ocean City Boardwalk (in Ocean City) and Cape May City Beaches (in Cape May). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip website .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May, Ocean City, Wildwood, Kitchen Kettle Village, Dutch Wonderland
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Baycats ©
Baycats
Emlen Physick Estate ©
Emlen Physick Estate

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