9 days in Washington DC & Baltimore Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & Baltimore Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC & Baltimore Itinerary

Start: Beaufort
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
2
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: Beaufort

5
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.
National Zoological Park has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Little Round Top (in Gettysburg). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Beaufort to Washington DC is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Beaufort in April, expect Washington DC to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Wat Thai of Washington, D.C., Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
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.
You've now added National Aquarium to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Baltimore journey planning website .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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