11 days in Ohio Itinerary

11 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio holiday maker

Make it your trip
Drive
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Mason
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great American Ball Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Museum of the US Air Force and Carillon Historical Park. Change things up with a short trip to Wake Nation Cincinnati in Fairfield (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and walk around Smale Riverfront Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati online route builder.

Indianapolis to Cincinnati is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 1 night
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): cool off at Cedar Point and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at African Safari Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sandusky road trip planning website.

You can fly from Cincinnati to Sandusky in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and then meet the residents at Akron Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then meet the residents at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at Heinen's Downtown.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland day trip planning website.

Getting from Sandusky to Cleveland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 19th (Sun): get curious at COSI (Center of Science and Industry), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and then examine the collection at Early Television Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of German Village and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Columbus are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mason.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mason

— 3 nights
Mason is a city in southwestern Warren County, Ohio, United States, approximately from downtown Cincinnati. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Museum of the US Air Force and Carillon Historical Park. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Kings Island, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, hunt for treasures at Jungle Jim's International Market, and make a splash at The Beach Waterpark.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mason tour itinerary website.

Getting from Columbus to Mason by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Mason sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mason

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

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.