12 days in Ohio Itinerary

12 days in Ohio Itinerary

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12 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Toledo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Sandusky
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Logan
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Boyds Retro Candy Store and then admire the majestic nature at Maumee Bay State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, grab your bike and head to Metroparks of the Toledo Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Toledo trip planner.

Chicago to Toledo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Toledo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Maumee Bay State Park
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art

1
night
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 29th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Thomas Edison Birthplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nickel Plate Beach, and then make a splash at Cedar Point.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sandusky trip planner .

Traveling by car from Toledo to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thomas Edison Birthplace, Nickel Plate Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Thomas Edison Birthplace ©
Thomas Edison Birthplace

4
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.
Relax by the water at Lakeview Park and Main Street Beach. Get outdoors at Mill Creek Park and Huntington Beach. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleveland Metroparks, try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, and enjoy some friendly competition at Bay Lanes Bowling.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Sandusky to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bay Village, Lakeview Park, Main Street Beach, Mill Creek Park
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
Lakeview Park ©
Lakeview Park

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dayton (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force & Carillon Historical Park), Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon) and Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery). There's lots more to do: try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, explore and take pictures at Great American Ball Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Cleveland to Cincinnati by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cleveland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cincinnati, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Logan.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton, Great Miami River Trail, Miami Valley Gaming
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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
National Museum of the US Air Force ©

2
nights
Logan

Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 6th (Thu), Head underground at Ash Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Gorge Overlook Trail, stroll through Whispering Cave Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Old Man's Cave.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Logan holiday site .

You can drive from Cincinnati to Logan in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Logan can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Logan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rockbridge
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Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

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