12 days in Ohio Itinerary

12 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio trip planner
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sandusky
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toledo
— 1 night
Fly
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Drive
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Columbus
— 2 nights

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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.
Visit West Side Market and Heinen's Downtown for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cleveland: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (in Akron), James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor) and Hale Farm & Village (in Bath). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip itinerary planner.

Columbus to Cleveland is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 3 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum. Visit Main Street Beach and Nickel Plate Beach for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: cool off at Cedar Point and visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandusky holiday planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Sandusky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Toledo.
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Toledo — 1 night

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The 577 Foundation and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maumee Bay State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Toledo route maker tool.

You can drive from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Toledo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. National Museum of the US Air Force and Carillon Historical Park will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: John Rankin House (in Ripley) and Grant Boyhood Home (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati online attractions planner.

You can fly from Toledo to Cincinnati in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Columbus.
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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 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then explore the ancient world of Great Circle Earthworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, steep yourself in history at Sherman House Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Early Television Museum.

You can plan Columbus trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Columbus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Ohio travel guide

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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.
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