9 days in Maryland, Philadelphia & Princeton Itinerary

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Baltimore — 1 day

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.
On the 9th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally soothe aching muscles at ROAM Fitness.

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Glen Burnie to Baltimore is an approximately half hour car ride. In March in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.
Parks · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Philadelphia — 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

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You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Princeton.
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Henry Hudson Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Crossing Historic Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lone Eagle Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Princeton University, then admire the majestic nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Alchemy Mind and Body.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Princeton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In March in Princeton, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Annapolis.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Spas
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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): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Iron Will Woodworks, examine the collection at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Hopkins Original Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Quiet Waters Park. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District, then expand your understanding of the military at U.S. Naval Academy, and then sample the fine beverages at Blackwater Distilling & Tavern.

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Getting from Princeton to Annapolis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Trails · Parks
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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.