2 days in Columbus & Pittsburgh Itinerary

2 days in Columbus & Pittsburgh Itinerary

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2 days in Columbus & Pittsburgh Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
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Columbus
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): shop like a local with Easton Town Center and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Columbus day trip planning app .

Washington DC to Columbus is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Columbus hover around 43°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

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Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

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Pittsburgh

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Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Washington, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then take a stroll through Strip District.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Strip District ©
Strip District

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