18 days in Ohio Itinerary

18 days in Ohio Itinerary

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18 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Dayton
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Sandusky
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dover
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Columbus
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Head to Jungle Jim's International Market and Esther Price Fine Chocolatesfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Carillon Historical Park and John Rankin House. Change things up with these side-trips from Dayton: Cincinnati (Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, JACK Cincinnati Casino, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dayton National Cemetery, and browse the different shops at Dayton Mall.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dayton trip planner .

Dallas to Dayton is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Dayton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in April, with highs in Dayton at 64°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Jungle Jim's International Market, John Rankin House
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market

3
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and The 577 Foundation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Snook's Dream Cars and Thomas Edison Birthplace. Explore Sandusky's surroundings by going to Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation (in Carey), Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (in Toledo) and Providence Metropark (in Grand Rapids). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Ferguson's Gallery, learn about winemaking at Rocky Point Winery, and visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sandusky tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Dayton to Sandusky takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dayton in April, expect nights in Sandusky to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Marblehead, Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Port Clinton Lighthouse, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Providence Metropark
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at West Side Market and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lake View Cemetery and Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (in Northfield), Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (in Akron) and White House Chocolates (in Middlefield). The adventure continues: try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel, learn about winemaking at Hundley Cellars, and explore the historical opulence of Squire's Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland trip itinerary site .

Getting from Sandusky to Cleveland by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, White House Chocolates, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Hundley Cellars, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
Highlights from your plan
West Side Market ©
West Side Market
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

3
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Black Sheep Vineyard and Zoar Village State Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum and The National Museum of Cambridge Glass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dover: French Ridge Vineyards (in Killbuck), Baltic Mill Winery (in Baltic) and Troyers Country Market (in Millersburg). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Breitenbach Winery and contemplate the long history of John and Annie Glenn Historic Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dover online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cleveland to Dover in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Cleveland in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Dover, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Dover

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Troyers Country Market, The Black Sheep Vineyard, Zoar Village State Memorial, French Ridge Vineyards, The National Museum of Cambridge Glass
Highlights from your plan
The Black Sheep Vineyard ©
The Black Sheep Vineyard
Baltic Mill Winery ©
Baltic Mill Winery
Zoar Village State Memorial ©
Zoar Village State Memorial

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 a sense of the local culture at Easton Town Center and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Central Ohio Fire Museum and Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbus: Lancaster (Sherman House Museum & Rockside Winery and Vineyards), Marietta (The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption & The Castle) and Zanesville (Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery & St. Nicholas Catholic Church). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of German Village, do a tasting at Wyandotte Winery, don't miss a visit to Short North Arts District, and look for gifts at Helen Winnemore's.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Columbus trip maker site .

You can drive from Dover to Columbus in 2 hours. In April in Columbus, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lancaster, Marietta, Zanesville
Highlights from your plan
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
German Village ©
German Village

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