50 days in Silver Spring & Springfield Itinerary

50 days in Silver Spring & Springfield Itinerary

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50 days in Silver Spring & Springfield Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
Silver Spring
— 26 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
— 21 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

Silver Spring

Silver Spring ©
Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. Popular historic sites such as William Paca Garden and The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Antietam National Cemetery and Linganore Winecellars. Explore Silver Spring's surroundings by going to Harpers Ferry (Jefferson Rock, Harper Cemetery, & more), Annapolis (Hammond-Harwood House, Susan Campbell Park, & more) and Bloomery Plantation Distillery (in Charles Town). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Rockville Town Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrol Creek Linear Park, examine the collection at Roads and Rails Museum, and do a tasting at Sunset Hills Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Silver Spring trip itinerary planning site .

Phoenix to Silver Spring is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Silver Spring to be a bit cooler, temps between 87°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Silver Spring

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Frederick, Annapolis, Harpers Ferry, Leesburg, Ellicott City
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St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Antietam National Cemetery ©
Antietam National Cemetery
Monocacy National Battlefield ©
Monocacy National Battlefield


Springfield ©
Springfield is a city in western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Purgatory Chasm State Reservation and Dinosaur State Park & Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Museum of Russian Icons. Get out of town with these interesting Springfield side-trips: Swanzey (Carleton bridge & Slate Covered Bridge), Old Wethersfield (in Wethersfield) and Hill-Stead Museum (in Farmington). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, learn about winemaking at Jones Family Farm, and stroll the grounds of Swan Point Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Springfield attractions planner .

Getting from Silver Spring to Springfield by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Silver Spring in August, plan for little chillier nights in Springfield, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Northampton, Amherst, Deerfield, Hartford, Swanzey
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Museum of Russian Icons ©
Museum of Russian Icons
Historic Deerfield ©
Historic Deerfield
Pickety Place ©
Pickety Place