11 days in Ohio Itinerary

11 days in Ohio Itinerary

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1
Cleveland
— 3 nights
2
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
3
Columbus
— 4 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Acacia Reservation. Escape the urban bustle at Rowland Nature Preserve and Nickel Plate Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cleveland: Fligner's Market (in Lorain) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of A Christmas Story House, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to David Berger National Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cleveland trip builder.

New York City to Cleveland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Cleveland, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Acacia Reservation, David Berger National Memorial, Nickel Plate Beach, Rowland Nature Preserve, Fligner's Market
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ©
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Rowland Nature Preserve ©
Rowland Nature Preserve
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fountain Square and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton), Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon) and Kings Island (in Mason). The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Cincinnati Museum Center and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati road trip planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Cincinnati by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cincinnati are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

National Museum of the US Air Force, Miami Valley Gaming, Kings Island
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Kings Island ©
Kings Island
Fountain Square ©
Fountain Square
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Columbus

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Wilds and Hocking Hills State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like German Village and Hidden Lakes Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Zipline (in Rockbridge), Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell) and Stonewall Cemetery (in Lancaster). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, tee off at Phoenix Golf Links, don't miss a visit to World's Largest Gavel, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus day trip planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Columbus are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hocking Hills State Park, The Wilds, Zipline, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Blendon Woods Park
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The Wilds ©
The Wilds
Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park
German Village ©
German Village

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