15 days in New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland Itinerary

15 days in New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland Itinerary

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Fly
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 3 nights
Ferry to Lewes, DE, Drive to Rehoboth Beach
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Rehoboth Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bethany Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Annapolis
— 2 nights
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Ocean City

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ocean Grove Beach and Gillian's Wonderland Pier. You'll get in some beach time at Island Beach State Park and Corson's Inlet State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ocean City: Pirates on the Manasquan (in Brick), Jenkinson's Aquarium (in Point Pleasant Beach) and @ease Massage (in Belmar). There's more to do: stop by Ocean City Beach and wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ocean City tour itinerary planning website.

Orlando to Ocean City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Ocean City reach 50°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

3
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Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Sunset Beach and Poverty Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape May Point State Park and Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, explore the galleries of Cape May Lighthouse, and relax and rejuvenate at Massage by Pearl.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape May itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Cape May takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

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Rehoboth Beach

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Explore hidden gems such as Lewes Beach and Delaware Seashore State Park. You'll get in some beach time at Slaughter Beach and Bowers Beach. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Broadkill Beach, admire the majestic nature at Cape Henlopen State Park, and stroll through Rehoboth Beach Public Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rehoboth Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cape May to Rehoboth Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. December in Rehoboth Beach sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Bethany Beach.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

2
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Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Bethany Beach. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Fenwick Boardwalk and then relax and rejuvenate at Oceanova Spa.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bethany Beach trip builder site.

Bethany Beach is just a short distance from Rehoboth Beach. In December, daytime highs in Bethany Beach are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Bethany Beach

Spas · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

2
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Ocean City

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 12th (Sat): stroll through Ocean City Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at OC Massage.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ocean City trip planner.

Ocean City is very close to Bethany Beach. In December, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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Annapolis

Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Annapolis trip planner.

You can drive from Ocean City to Annapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In December in Annapolis, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 37°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Annapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
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.