19 days in Ohio Itinerary

19 days in Ohio Itinerary

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19 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Leeds
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  14​h 30​min
1
Dayton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Columbus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Toledo
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
End: Leeds

4
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Get some cultural insight at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and Serpent Mound. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Wright Cycle Company Complex and Dayton Art Institute. Change things up with these side-trips from Dayton: Cincinnati (American Sign Museum, Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, & more) and Friesinger's Candy Factory (in Springboro). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, stroll the grounds of Dayton National Cemetery, and examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dayton online sightseeing planner .

Leeds, UK to Dayton is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Leeds to Dayton is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Leeds in October, expect nights in Dayton to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Friesinger's Candy Factory, Serpent Mound
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Serpent Mound ©
Serpent Mound
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and Cedar Falls Hiking Trail. Get some cultural insight at German Village and Short North Arts District. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Zipline (in Rockbridge) and Ash Cave (in Logan). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Ohio Craft Museum, and learn about all things military at Motts Military Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Columbus vacation builder app .

You can drive from Dayton to Columbus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Logan, Hocking Hills State Park, Doll and Toy Museum, Motts Military Museum
Highlights from your plan
German Village ©
German Village
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Cambridge is a city in and the county seat of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Warther Museum, then learn about winemaking at Breitenbach Winery, then see the interesting displays at Yoder's Amish Home, and finally look for gifts at Coblentz Chocolate Company. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Historic Roscoe Village and then admire all the interesting features of The Wilds.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cambridge trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Columbus to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. October in Cambridge sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dover, Historic Roscoe Village, The Wilds, Coblentz Chocolate Company, Yoder's Amish Home
Highlights from your plan
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
The Wilds ©
The Wilds
Yoder's Amish Home ©
Yoder's Amish Home

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to USS Cod Submarine Memorial and Lake View Cemetery. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Canton Classic Car Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to Glendale Cemetery (in Akron) and McKinley Presidential Library & Museum (in Canton). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planner .

Getting from Cambridge to Cleveland by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Cambridge in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Cleveland. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Canton, Glendale Cemetery, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
Canton Classic Car Museum ©
Canton Classic Car Museum
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

4
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Popular historic sites such as Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial are in your itinerary. National Museum of the Great Lakes and Merry-Go-Round Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toledo: Marblehead (Marblehead Lighthouse State Park & Rocky Point Winery), Sauder Village (in Archbold) and Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum (in Put in Bay). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at Maumee Bay State Park, take in the history at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, and see the interesting displays at Liberty Aviation Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Toledo trip builder tool .

Drive from Cleveland to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Toledo sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Port Clinton, Marblehead, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Sauder Village
Highlights from your plan
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art

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