12 days in Annapolis & Washington DC Itinerary

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Annapolis
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Washington DC
— 9 nights

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Annapolis — 2 nights

Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, immerse yourself in nature at Wye Oak State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Tuckahoe State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Adkins Arboretum, and finally stroll around Martinak State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with Capital SUP - Quiet Waters Park, explore the galleries of U.S. Naval Academy, then grab your bike and head to B&A Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Jonas Green State Park, and finally examine the collection at Hogshead.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Annapolis visit planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Annapolis. In May, daily temperatures in Annapolis can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 9 nights

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 outdoors at Dark Hollow Falls and Antietam National Battlefield. Explore hidden gems such as Old Rag Mountain Hike and Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more), Appalachian Trail (in Shenandoah National Park) and Shenandoah Caverns (in Shenandoah Caverns). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Albert Einstein Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Annapolis to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night.
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