9 days in Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Caldwell
Drive:  2​h
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Baltimore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Caldwell

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Philadelphia's Magic Gardens as well as Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the 12th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planning tool .

Caldwell to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maryland Science Center as well as National Aquarium. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Inner Harbor.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Baltimore by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

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Inner Harbor ©
Inner Harbor
Maryland Science Center ©
Maryland Science Center
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Capitol Hill, explore and take pictures at National Mall, and get a taste of the local shopping with Madame Tussauds DC.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning website .

Getting from Baltimore to Washington DC by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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