13 days in Ohio Itinerary

13 days in Ohio Itinerary

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13 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lebanon
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Cleveland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Sandusky
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Toledo
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h
End: Tampa

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Char-Mar Ridge Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbus: Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster), The Wilds (in Cumberland) and Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Blacklick Woods Metro Park and pause for some photo ops at Grounds of Remembrance.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus online itinerary planner .

Tampa to Columbus is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect Columbus to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Lebanon.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Jet Pack Water Adventure, The Wilds, Char-Mar Ridge Preserve
Highlights from your plan
The Wilds ©
The Wilds
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

2
nights
Lebanon

Lebanon ©
Lebanon is a city in and the county seat of Warren County, Ohio, United States, in the state's southwestern region, within the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Charleston Falls Preserve, examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Learning Tree Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and then identify plant and animal life at Cincinnati Nature Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lebanon travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Lebanon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Lebanon, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Lebanon

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dayton, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Cincinnati Nature Center, Charleston Falls Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Charleston Falls Preserve ©
Charleston Falls Preserve
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Lakeview Park and Huntington Beach. Visiting Mill Creek Park and The Wilderness Center will get you outdoors. Step out of Cleveland to go to Akron and see F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, which is approximately 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Acacia Reservation.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cleveland tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Lebanon to Cleveland by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakeview Park, Huntington Beach, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Acacia Reservation, Mill Creek Park
Highlights from your plan
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm ©
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
The Wilderness Center ©
The Wilderness Center

3
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Get in touch with nature at Main Street Beach and Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve. Take a break from Sandusky with a short trip to Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Cedar Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Osborn Recreation Area, kick back and relax at Nickel Plate Beach, and take a peaceful walk through James H. McBride Arboretum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sandusky route maker .

Traveling by train from Cleveland to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Huron, Main Street Beach, Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve, Thomas Edison Birthplace, Burnham Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Main Street Beach ©
Main Street Beach
Burnham Orchards ©
Burnham Orchards

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, then sample the tasty concoctions at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, and then immerse yourself in nature at Maumee Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Veteran's Glass City Skyway, look for all kinds of wild species at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Toledo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sandusky to Toledo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Toledo, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Oak Harbor, Maumee Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area ©
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park

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