7 days in Bethesda & Rockville Itinerary

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Bethesda
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Bethesda — 3 nights

Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. Get a sense of the local culture at Little Round Top and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bethesda: Gettysburg (91st Pennsylvania Monument, Ghost & Vampire Tours, &more) and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (in Emmitsburg). And it doesn't end there: walk around Cabin John Regional Park, admire the masterpieces at Ratner Museum, view the masterpieces at Waverly Street Gallery, and grab your bike and head to Capitol Crescent.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bethesda road trip website.

Washington to Bethesda is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rockville.
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Rockville — 3 nights

Rockville is a city located in the central region of Montgomery County, Maryland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Montgomery County Historical Society. Explore Rockville's surroundings by going to Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery (in Leesburg) and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, walk around Rock Creek Regional Park, wander the streets of Rockville Town Square, and contemplate the long history of Glenview Mansion.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rockville online day trip planner.

Rockville is very close to Bethesda. May in Rockville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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