16 days in Ohio Itinerary

16 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio attractions planner

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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Youngstown
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 4 nights
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Cleveland

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cleveland: Girdled Road Reservation (in Concord), Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (in Northfield) and Canopy Walk & Emergent Tower (in Kirtland). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see where the action happens at JACK Thistledown Racino, hunt for treasures at West Side Market, and make a trip to Heinen's Downtown.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip planner.

Lisbon to Cleveland is an approximately 2-hour car ride. February in Cleveland sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Youngstown.

Things to do in Cleveland

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Youngstown

— 3 nights
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County. On the 18th (Thu), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Butler Institute of American Art, examine the collection at National Packard Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, and don't miss a visit to The Upton House.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Youngstown vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Youngstown takes 1.5 hours. February in Youngstown sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Youngstown

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbus

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Logan (Ash Cave & Whispering Cave Trail), Nelsonville Emporium (in Nelsonville) and Rockbridge (Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve & Zipline). The adventure continues: stop by Easton Town Center, take a spin around town with Pedal Wagon Columbus, immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park, and see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Columbus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Youngstown to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Southern Ohio Museum, don't miss a visit to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, and then look for gifts at Ghosts in the Attic.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth online travel planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Traveling from Columbus in February, expect nights in Portsmouth to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Shopping · Museums

Cincinnati

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & Carriage Hill MetroPark), Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford) and Hawthorn Hill (in Oakwood (Montgomery County)). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at Cincy Brew Bus, stop by Rookwood, try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and admire the masterpieces at Weston Art Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cincinnati online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. In February in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
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.