9 days in Maryland & Princeton Itinerary

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Sharpsburg — 1 day

Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13mi south of Hagerstown. On the 9th (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield, then do a tasting at Antietam Creek Vineyards, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cushwa Brewing Company.

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Washington DC to Sharpsburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Sharpsburg when traveling from Washington DC in March, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.
Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

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.
Step out of Baltimore to go to Sandy Spring and see The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, step aboard Historic Ships in Baltimore, and go for a stroll along the water at Inner Harbor.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baltimore vacation planner.

Drive from Sharpsburg to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Princeton.
Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks
Side Trip

Princeton — 2 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Washington Crossing Historic Park, then stroll around Hamilton Veterans Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Princeton University, immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Alchemy Mind and Body.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Princeton trip planner.

Drive from Baltimore to Princeton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baltimore in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Princeton, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ocean City.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Ocean City — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Ocean City Beach, surround yourself with nature on Ayers Creek Adventures, then take in the exciting artwork at Snapdragon, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ocean City driving holiday planner.

Getting from Princeton to Ocean City by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Ocean City, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

Annapolis — 2 nights

Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, then wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District, and then savor the flavors at Fishpaws Marketplace. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lyon Rum Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Blackwater Distilling & Tavern.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Annapolis trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Annapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Annapolis can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

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.