8 days in Baltimore & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Baltimore & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in Baltimore & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
1
Baltimore
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
End: Baltimore

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Capitol Hill are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Shriver House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Tomb of the Unknowns (in Arlington), Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site, Jennie Wade House, & more) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fell's Point.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore day trip planning tool .

In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Washington DC, Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town, Tomb of the Unknowns
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 25th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington
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