16 days in Ohio Itinerary

16 days in Ohio Itinerary

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16 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Put in Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Columbus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Millersburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dayton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Mansfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

1
night
Put in Bay

Put in Bay ©
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): do a tasting at Rocky Point Winery, then get a new perspective on nature at Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Put in Bay itinerary planner.

Cleveland to Put in Bay is an approximately 2-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Put in Bay are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Rocky Point Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lake Erie Islands Historical Society ©
Rocky Point Winery ©
Rocky Point Winery
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at River Raisin National Battlefield Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, then examine the collection at Glass Pavilion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Wood County Historical Center & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Snook's Dream Cars, then look for gifts at Levis Commons, and finally identify plant and animal life at The 577 Foundation.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Toledo online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Put in Bay to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Perrysburg, Bowling Green, River Raisin National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
Glass Pavilion ©
Glass Pavilion
Snook's Dream Cars ©
Snook's Dream Cars
Wood County Historical Center & Museum ©

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Columbus Museum of Art and Hocking Hills Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Rockhouse and Arena District. Change things up with a short trip to Cedar Falls Hiking Trail in Logan (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum and contemplate the waterfront views at Olentangy River Water Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Columbus trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Toledo to Columbus in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Columbus sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Millersburg.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Logan
Highlights from your plan
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
Arena District ©
Arena District
Hocking Hills Winery ©
Hocking Hills Winery

3
nights
Millersburg

Millersburg ©
Millersburg is a village in and the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Baltic Mill Winery and Zoar Village State Memorial. Step off the beaten path and head to National Road Zane Grey Museum and J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Millersburg: Dover (Silver Moon Winery & Auman Museum of Radio and Television), Brick Wall Sculpture (in Sugarcreek) and Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum (in Coshocton). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at David Warther Carvings, take in the views from Helmick Covered Bridge, stop by Ashery Country Store, and take in the exciting artwork at Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Millersburg trip maker .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Millersburg takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Millersburg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Millersburg

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sugarcreek, Dover, Coshocton, Zanesville, Zoar Village State Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Baltic Mill Winery ©
Baltic Mill Winery
National Road Zane Grey Museum ©
National Road Zane Grey Museum

2
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Wright Cycle Company Complex and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Aviation Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., then stop by Esther Price Fine Chocolates, and finally admire all the interesting features of Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dayton itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Millersburg to Dayton takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Dayton are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mansfield.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
The Wright Cycle Company Complex ©
The Wright Cycle Company Complex
National Aviation Hall of Fame ©
National Aviation Hall of Fame

3
nights
Mansfield

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a city in and the county seat of Richland County, Ohio, United States. You've now added Ohio State Reformatory to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), go on a hair-raising tour with Ohio State Reformatory and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wooster Memorial Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Gorman Nature Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Mansfield Art Center, and then do a tasting at Matus Winery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mansfield day trip planner.

Getting from Dayton to Mansfield by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mansfield are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mansfield

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Wooster Memorial Park, Matus Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wooster Memorial Park ©
Wooster Memorial Park
Matus Winery ©
Matus Winery
Mansfield Memorial Museum ©
Mansfield Memorial Museum

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