8 days in Maryland Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Baltimore
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne


Baltimore — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & Maryland State House). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, make a trip to National Katyn Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fell's Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Baltimore planning site.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Baltimore is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Baltimore due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Emmitsburg.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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 20th (Tue): take in the views from Roddy Road Covered Bridge, then appreciate the history behind National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Emmitsburg travel route planner.

Drive from Baltimore to Emmitsburg in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Baltimore in December, with highs in Emmitsburg at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Easton.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Easton — 1 night

Easton, Maryland is an incorporated town and the county seat of Talbot County, Maryland, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about winemaking at Saint Michaels Winery, then sample the fine beverages at Lyon Rum Distillery, and finally look for gifts at Ophiuroidea The O.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Easton journey site.

Traveling by car from Emmitsburg to Easton takes 2.5 hours. December in Easton sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.
Wineries · Shopping · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Ocean City — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, then walk around Northside Park, then stop by A Little Bit Sheepish, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Street Berlin.

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Getting from Easton to Ocean City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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.