12 days in Northwest Ohio Itinerary

12 days in Northwest Ohio Itinerary

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Kelleys Island
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Sandusky
— 6 nights
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Maumee
— 4 nights

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Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island ©
Kelleys Island is both a village in Erie County, Ohio, United States, and the island which it fully occupies in Lake Erie. On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Glacial Grooves State Memorial. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly House, then take in panoramic vistas at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, and then step off the mainland to explore South Bass Island.

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San Francisco to Kelleys Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kelleys Island is 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kelleys Island can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Kelleys Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Butterfly House ©
Butterfly House
South Bass Island ©
South Bass Island

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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Family-friendly places like Cedar Point and Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Main Street Beach and Nickel Plate Beach. Explore Sandusky's surroundings by going to Oak Harbor (Magee Marsh Wildlife Area & Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge), West River Paddling (in Vermilion) and Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Sat) at Kalahari Waterparks. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, steep yourself in history at Port Clinton Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Thomas Edison Birthplace, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lagoon Deer Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sandusky attractions planner.

Traveling by journey from Kelleys Island to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. In September in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maumee.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Kalahari Waterparks ©
Kalahari Waterparks
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

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Maumee

Maumee ©
Maumee is a city in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Oak Openings Preserve Metropark and National Museum of the Great Lakes. Sauder Village and The 577 Foundation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Maumee with an excursion to Goll Woods State Nature Preserve in Archbold--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Toledo Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at The Norma Stark Memory Garden and Labyrinth, take in the history at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, and admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maumee trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Sandusky to Maumee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sandusky in September, Maumee is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maumee

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
The 577 Foundation ©
The 577 Foundation