17 days in Ohio Itinerary

17 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Sandusky
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Dayton
— 2 nights
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Waynesville
— 1 night
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Lebanon
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. Get in touch with nature at The Holden Arboretum and Glacial Grooves State Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Brandywine Falls (in Sagamore Hills) and Chagrin Waterfalls (in Chagrin Falls). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, and explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland driving holiday website.

Cincinnati to Cleveland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Waterfall
Brandywine Falls
4.8

2
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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maumee Bay State Park, identify plant and animal life at Castalia Quarry Reserve, and then make a splash at Cedar Point. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Common Ground Canopy Tours, enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Back to the Wild.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sandusky road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Sandusky

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Must see
Cedar Point
4.2

4
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Columbus

Columbus ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Wilds and Cedar Falls Hiking Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Old Man's Cave and Hocking Hills State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Rockbridge (Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve & Zipline) and Logan (Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, &more). There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Columbus Motor Speedway and see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Columbus trip website.

Drive from Sandusky to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Must see
The Wilds
4.7
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Cave
Ash Cave
4.9

2
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Greene County Greene Ways, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, then contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Dayton National Cemetery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Greene County Historical Society Museum, identify plant and animal life at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and finally grab your bike and head to Little Miami Scenic Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dayton trip planner.

Getting from Columbus to Dayton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waynesville.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Historic Site
Carillon Historical Park
4.8

1
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Waynesville

Waynesville ©
Waynesville is a village in Wayne Township, Warren County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Ohio Renaissance Festival, stroll around Stubbs Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Crooked Handle Brewing Co..

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Waynesville journey builder.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Waynesville takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lebanon.

Things to do in Waynesville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

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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. On the 14th (Wed), get outside with Smith Park, then whizz through the canopy at Ozone Zipline Adventures, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pines Pet Cemetery and Cremation Center, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lebanon journey builder site.

Lebanon is very close to Waynesville. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Lebanon

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
5.0
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Outdoor Activity
Smith Park
4.1

3
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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and American Sign Museum. Get outdoors at Riverwalk and Redbird Hollow Preserve. Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery) and Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take an unforgettable tour with Stratus Helicopters, take in the views from Roebling Suspension Bridge, and make a trip to Fountain Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lebanon to Cincinnati takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Cincinnati Nature Center
4.9
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
5.0
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Specialty Museum
American Sign Museum
4.7

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