8 days in Washington DC & Maryland Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & Maryland Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Hagerstown
— 3 nights
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at U.S. National Arboretum, see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get a taste of the local shopping with National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, and finally take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Olean to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Olean in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 87°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Hagerstown.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Hagerstown

— 3 nights
Hagerstown is a city in Washington County, Maryland, United States. Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and East Cavalry Battlefield. Explore hidden gems such as Caledonia State Park and Armory Canal Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gibson's Photographic Gallery, Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum, &more), Harpers Ferry (The Point & John Brown's Fort) and Mister Ed's Elephant Museum (in Orrtanna). There's still lots to do: hike along Maryland Heights Trail and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pennsylvania Dutch Market.

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Traveling by car from Washington DC to Hagerstown takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Hagerstown dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Hagerstown

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, stop by The Kite Loft, take in the waterfront at Oceanic Fishing Pier, then get in on the family fun at Trimper's Rides and Amusement Park, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach, walk around Northside Park, and then find something for the whole family at Viking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark.

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Traveling by car from Hagerstown to Ocean City takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean City

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Maryland travel guide

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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.