4 days in Philadelphia & Maryland Itinerary

4 days in Philadelphia & Maryland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ocean City
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

— 2 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia journey planner.

Washington to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Washington in August, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 1 night

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 5th (Thu): stroll through Ocean City Beach, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ocean City sightseeing website.

Getting from Philadelphia to Ocean City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Maryland travel guide

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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.