21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 11 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Potomac
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Frederick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cumberland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Thurmont
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Owings Mills
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

11
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

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If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Potomac.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, St Camillus Church, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Old Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

1
night
Potomac

Potomac ©
Potomac is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, named for the nearby Potomac River. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Little Library, trek along Billy Goat Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Lockhouse 22 - C&O Canal Trust.

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Traveling by car from Washington DC to Potomac takes an hour. Traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for little chillier nights in Potomac, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Frederick.

Things to do in Potomac

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Little Library
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Billy Goat Trail ©
Billy Goat Trail
Lockhouse 22 - C&O Canal Trust ©
Lockhouse 22 - C&O Canal Trust

2
nights
Frederick

Frederick ©
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, thensample the fine beverages at Dragon Distillery, LLC, and then test your problem-solving skills at Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Catoctin Creek Distillery and then witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Frederick trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Potomac to Frederick by car takes about an hour. In December in Frederick, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cumberland.

Things to do in Frederick

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Antietam National Battlefield
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

2
nights
Cumberland

Cumberland ©
Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Great Allegheny Passage, steep yourself in history at Paw Paw Tunnel, and then browse the fresh offerings at Hill Top Fruit Market. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Rocky Gap State Park, admire the majestic nature at Berkeley Springs State Park, thenmake a trip to Sideling Hill Welcome Center, and finally learn about winemaking at Charis Winery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cumberland holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Frederick to Cumberland in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cumberland can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thurmont.

Things to do in Cumberland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hill Top Fruit Market, Berkeley Springs State Park
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Great Allegheny Passage ©
Great Allegheny Passage
Hill Top Fruit Market ©
Hill Top Fruit Market
Charis Winery ©
Charis Winery

2
nights
Thurmont

Thurmont ©
Thurmont is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, thenexamine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, thenwalk around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the views from Loy's Station Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Catoctin Mountain Park, and then browse the collection at Thurmont Regional Library.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thurmont trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cumberland to Thurmont takes 2 hours. When traveling from Cumberland in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Thurmont, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Owings Mills.

Things to do in Thurmont

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gettysburg
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History

2
nights
Owings Mills

Owings Mills ©
Owings Mills is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. On the 20th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Owings Mills trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Thurmont to Owings Mills in an hour. In December, Owings Mills is a bit warmer than Thurmont - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Owings Mills

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Baltimore
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Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium

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