17 days in Anchorage & Maryland Itinerary

17 days in Anchorage & Maryland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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St. Michaels
— 3 nights
Drive
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Solomons
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baltimore
— 5 nights
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Anchorage — 6 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alaska Native Heritage Center and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Let the collections at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Imaginarium Discovery Center capture your imagination. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, take a memorable excursion with Adventurous Winos, make a trip to Merrill Field Airstrip, and steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

New York City to Anchorage is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get colder in Anchorage: highs are around 25°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to St. Michaels.
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St. Michaels — 3 nights

St. Michaels Museum and Hopkins Original Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (in Rock Hall), Adkins Arboretum (in Ridgely) and Last Hurrah Fishing Charters (in Deale).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St. Michaels trip app.

Fly from Anchorage to St. Michaels in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to St. Michaels is 4 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in December, expect St. Michaels to be much warmer, temps between 50°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Solomons.
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Solomons — 2 nights

Solomons, also known as Solomons Island, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. On the 26th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, learn something new at Annmarie Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Ignatius Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Port Tobacco Village.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Solomons travel planner.

Traveling by car from St. Michaels to Solomons takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Solomons can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 5 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hampden and The Walters Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baltimore: Dragon Distillery, LLC (in Frederick), Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy & Maryland State House) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, examine the collection at National Capital Trolley Museum, make a trip to National Katyn Memorial, and sample the tasty concoctions at Charm City Meadworks.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip planning website.

Drive from Solomons to Baltimore in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.
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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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