8 days in Maryland Itinerary

8 days in Maryland Itinerary

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8 days in Maryland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Solomons
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cumberland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Oakland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Solomons

Solomons ©
Solomons, also known as Solomons Island, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Episcopal Church. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, then stroll through Flag Ponds Nature Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elms Beach Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Solomons using our trip planner.

Washington DC to Solomons is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August in Solomons, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Solomons

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cambridge, Flag Ponds Nature Park, Elms Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ©
Flag Ponds Nature Park ©
Flag Ponds Nature Park
Christ Episcopal Church ©
Christ Episcopal Church

2
nights
Ocean City

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 5th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll through Ocean City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Assateague State Park, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ocean City day trip app .

Drive from Solomons to Ocean City in 3.5 hours. August in Ocean City sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Assateague State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Assateague State Park ©
Assateague State Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
On the 7th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Maryland State House, trek along Quiet Waters Park, and then take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium, and then contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Baltimore journey planner .

Getting from Ocean City to Baltimore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cumberland.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Annapolis, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Fort McHenry National Monument ©
Fort McHenry National Monument
Quiet Waters Park ©
Quiet Waters Park
Maryland State House ©
Maryland State House

1
night
Cumberland

Cumberland ©
Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 9th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Allegheny Passage, steep yourself in history at Paw Paw Tunnel, and then look for gifts at Hill Top Fruit Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cumberland online road trip planner .

You can drive from Baltimore to Cumberland in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baltimore in August since evenings lows in Cumberland dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oakland.

Things to do in Cumberland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hill Top Fruit Market
Highlights from your plan
Great Allegheny Passage ©
Great Allegheny Passage
Paw Paw Tunnel ©
Paw Paw Tunnel
Hill Top Fruit Market ©
Hill Top Fruit Market

1
night
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is a town in the west-central part of Garrett County, Maryland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Garrett County Museum of Transportation, examine the collection at The Oakland B&O Railroad Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Swallow Falls State Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oakland day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cumberland to Oakland in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cumberland in August: high temperatures in Oakland hover around 72°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Swallow Falls State Park ©
Swallow Falls State Park
Garrett County Museum of Transportation ©
The Oakland B&O Railroad Museum ©
The Oakland B&O Railroad Museum

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