10 days in Ohio Itinerary

10 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio tour itinerary planner

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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Sugarcreek
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Sandusky
— 1 night
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Cincinnati

— 2 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Rookwood, stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and examine the collection at American Sign Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cincinnati trip itinerary app.

Indianapolis to Cincinnati is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Rockhouse, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Easton Town Center, learn the secrets of beer at Pedal Wagon Columbus, and then let your taste buds guide you at Columbus Food Adventures.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip website.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Columbus sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sugarcreek.

Things to do in Columbus

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trips

Sugarcreek

— 1 night
Sugarcreek is a village in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): experience rural life at The Farm at Walnut Creek, then see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, and then examine the collection at Historic Schoenbrunn Village.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sugarcreek trip app.

You can drive from Columbus to Sugarcreek in 2 hours. October in Sugarcreek sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sugarcreek

Museums

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 3 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to Common Ground Canopy Tours (in Oberlin) and Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm & Dr. Bob's Gravesite). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, and don't miss a visit to A Christmas Story House.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cleveland online trip builder.

Getting from Sugarcreek to Cleveland by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Sugarcreek in October, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 1 night
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Castalia Quarry Reserve, enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Rooms by Frankynicky, and finally find something for the whole family at Cedar Point.

Plan my day in Sandusky using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sandusky are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.