46 days in Outer Banks & Currituck & Maryland Itinerary

46 days in Outer Banks & Currituck & Maryland Itinerary

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Duck
— 3 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 5 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Ocracoke
— 6 nights
Drive
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Solomons
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oakland
— 2 nights
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Cumberland
— 4 nights
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Baltimore
— 8 nights
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Ocean City
— 6 nights
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Duck — 3 nights

Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Currituck Banks Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scarborough Lane Shoppes and Whalehead Club. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, see the interesting displays at Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store, pause for some photo ops at Monument to a Century of Flight, and look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.

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Newark to Duck is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 5 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Explore hidden gems such as Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Get outdoors at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Island Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and make a trip to Nags Head Fishing Pier.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Manteo trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Duck to Manteo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.
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Hatteras Island — 7 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hatteras Island Ocean Center and Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Nags Head Woods Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Hatteras Island: Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf (in Kill Devil Hills) and Rodanthe (Rodanthe Pier & Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum).

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Drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ocracoke.
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Ocracoke — 6 nights

Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Get in touch with nature at Springers Point and Hammock Hills Nature Trails. Do some cultural sightseeing at British Cemetery and Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, identify plant and animal life at Ocracoke Pony Pens, stop by Island RagPicker, and take an in-depth tour of Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Ocracoke, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Solomons.
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Solomons — 4 nights

Solomons, also known as Solomons Island, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Historic St. Mary's City. Get some cultural insight at Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse and Annmarie Garden. Take a break from Solomons with a short trip to Janes Island State Park in Crisfield, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along Flag Ponds Nature Park, learn about all things military at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Elms Beach Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Solomons trip planner.

Drive from Ocracoke to Solomons in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Solomons when traveling from Ocracoke in August, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Oakland.
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Oakland — 2 nights

Oakland is a town in the west-central part of Garrett County, Maryland. On the 12th (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then admire the majestic nature at Swallow Falls State Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Deep Creek Lavender Farm, and finally stop by FireFly Farms Market. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Wisp Resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Deep Creek Lake State Park, and then make a splash at Splash Island at Will O' the Wisp.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oakland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Solomons to Oakland takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Solomons in August, things will get little chillier in Oakland: highs are around 72°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cumberland.
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Cumberland — 4 nights

Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Get some cultural insight at Spruce Forest Artisan Village and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Take a break from the city and head to Great Allegheny Passage and Rocky Gap State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cumberland: Hagerstown (C&O Canal Trust & Berwick Offray Factory Ribbon Outlet) and Fort Frederick State Park (in Big Pool). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Paw Paw Tunnel.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cumberland tour planner.

Drive from Oakland to Cumberland in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Oakland in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cumberland, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like B&O Railroad Museum and National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Take a break from the city and head to Quiet Waters Park and Terrapin Nature Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baltimore: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Tilghman), Frederick (McClintock Distilling, Monocacy National Battlefield, &more) and Thurmont (Catoctin Mountain Park & Cunningham Falls State Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, sample the fine beverages at Blackwater Distilling & Tavern, steep yourself in history at Baltimore Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore holiday planner.

You can drive from Cumberland to Baltimore in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cumberland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baltimore, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.
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Ocean City — 6 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Main Street Berlin and Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Assateague State Park and Northside Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Salisbury (Pemberton Historical Park & Salisbury Zoo), Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park (in Church Creek) and Layton's Chance Vineyard and Winery (in Vienna). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Lost Treasure Golf, get a dose of the wild on Ayers Creek Adventures, do a tasting at Windmill Creek Vineyard & Winery, and take in the waterfront at Oceanic Fishing Pier.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ocean City trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Ocean City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ocean City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
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Maryland travel guide

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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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