9 days in Maryland & Santa Cruz Itinerary

9 days in Maryland & Santa Cruz Itinerary

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Ocean City
— 1 night
2
Baltimore
— 3 nights
3
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights

1
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Ocean City

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach and then take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Assateague State Park, thentee off at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links, thenexamine the collection at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ocean City vacation planning website.

Washington DC to Ocean City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ocean City, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

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Berlin
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Baltimore side-trips: Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy & Susan Campbell Park). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. There's much more to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, and learn about all things military at Historic Ships in Baltimore.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore holiday maker site.

Getting from Ocean City to Baltimore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Baltimore

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Annapolis
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

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nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Carmel (Point Lobos & Scenic Road Walkway), Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove) and Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium, Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, &more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Baltimore to Santa Cruz in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore to Santa Cruz, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in August, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Cruz: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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