2 days in Dayton & Merrillville Itinerary

2 days in Dayton & Merrillville Itinerary

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2 days in Dayton & Merrillville Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  1​h
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Dayton
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Merrillville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Cincinnati

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Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, and then get your game on at Miami Valley Gaming.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dayton online trip itinerary builder .

Cincinnati to Dayton is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Merrillville.

Things to do in Dayton

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Valley Gaming
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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Merrillville

Merrillville ©
Merrillville is a town in Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowles Bog, then explore the fascinating landscape at Chicagoland Popcorn, and then look for gifts at Albanese Candy Factory.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Merrillville trip planner .

You can drive from Dayton to Merrillville in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dayton to Merrillville due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Merrillville can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Merrillville

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Cowles Bog
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Chicagoland Popcorn ©
Chicagoland Popcorn
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog