10 days in North Carolina, Maryland & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina, Maryland & Washington DC Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Manteo
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Frederick
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Frederick
— 3 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 4 nights

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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 1 day

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours.

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Washington DC to Manteo is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Manteo are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Corolla.
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Corolla — 2 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Back Country Safari Tours, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and finally soothe aching muscles at Village Yoga. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll through Currituck Beach.

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Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Corolla are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Frederick.
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Frederick — 3 nights

Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gettysburg National Cemetery and Jennie Wade House. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gettysburg Museum of History and Shriver House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Frederick: Gettysburg (Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, David Wills House, &more).

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Corolla to Frederick in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Frederick when traveling from Corolla in August, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 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.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of African American History and Culture and National Portrait Gallery. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Capitol Hill, and stop by Georgetown.

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You can drive from Frederick to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Frederick in August, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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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.
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