10 days in Ohio Itinerary

10 days in Ohio Itinerary

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10 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dayton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Toledo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Sandusky
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Columbus

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.
You'll explore and learn at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Easton Town Center, have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and hunt for treasures at North Market Farmer's Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus attractions website .

Washington DC to Columbus is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Columbus are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zipline, Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

2
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
On the 19th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Jungle Jim's International Market, then look for gifts at Jungle Jim's International Market, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and finally browse the different shops at The Mall at Fairfield Commons. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Cincinnati Premium Outlets, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ohio Valley Antique Mall, and then get your game on at Miami Valley Gaming.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dayton online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Dayton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Dayton

Shopping Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Fairfield, Jungle Jim's Eastgate, Cincinnati Premium Outlets, The Mall at Fairfield Commons, Miami Valley Gaming
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market
Ohio Valley Antique Mall ©
Ohio Valley Antique Mall

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops, then explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maumee Bay State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Toledo driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Dayton to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maumee Bay State Park, Bass Pro Shops
Highlights from your plan
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Bass Pro Shops ©
Bass Pro Shops

2
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Ferguson's Gallery, then cool off at Cedar Point, and then delve into the lush surroundings at James H. McBride Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Thomas Edison Birthplace, look for gifts at Brummer's Chocolates, then enjoy the sand and surf at Main Street Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nickel Plate Beach.

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Drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vermilion, Huron, Ferguson's Gallery, Thomas Edison Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Main Street Beach ©
Main Street Beach
Brummer's Chocolates ©
Brummer's Chocolates

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, take a stroll around Cleveland History Center, and then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lakeview Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Pacific Junction Historic Shopping District, and then hunt for treasures at West Side Market.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland tour planner.

You can take a train from Sandusky to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cleveland are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Lakeview Park, Grand Pacific Junction Historic Shopping District
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

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