18 days in Ohio Itinerary

18 days in Ohio Itinerary

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18 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  12​h
1
Toledo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Dayton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Columbus
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cleveland
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

3
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toledo Museum of Art and Sauder Village. Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and Port Clinton Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toledo: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont) and Cheese Haven (in Port Clinton). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Maumee Bay State Park, stroll around Riverside Park, and examine the collection at Snook's Dream Cars.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Toledo trip planning website .

London, UK to Toledo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from London to Toledo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Toledo hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Toledo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Port Clinton, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Snook's Dream Cars, Riverside Park
Highlights from your plan
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park

4
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carillon Historical Park and Serpent Mound. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Wright Cycle Company Complex and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Cincinnati (American Sign Museum, Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, & more), Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and Friesinger's Candy Factory (in Springboro). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, buy something for everyone on your list at Dayton Mall, and take an in-depth tour of Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.

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Traveling by car from Toledo to Dayton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Dayton

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Yellow Springs, Friesinger's Candy Factory, Jungle Jim's International Market, Serpent Mound
Highlights from your plan
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©
Serpent Mound ©
Serpent Mound

5
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.
Do your shopping at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Book Loft. Get in touch with nature at Hocking Hills State Park and Cedar Falls Hiking Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge), The Wilds (in Cumberland) and Logan (Cantwell Cliffs, Rockhouse, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, don't miss a visit to Short North Arts District, admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, and stroll around Stonewall Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus day trip website .

You can drive from Dayton to Columbus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Columbus, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Logan, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Hocking Hills State Park, Stonewall Cemetery, Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Cantwell Cliffs ©
Cantwell Cliffs
The Wilds ©
The Wilds
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake View Cemetery and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial and USS Cod Submarine Memorial. Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to Warther Museum (in Dover), Guggisberg Cheese Factory (in Millersburg) and Gervasi Vineyard (in Canton). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Erie Street Cemetery and don't miss a visit to David Berger National Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Warther Museum, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Guggisberg Cheese Factory, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Gervasi Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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