20 days in Ohio Itinerary

20 days in Ohio Itinerary

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20 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Columbus
1
Columbus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dayton
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Toledo
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Sandusky
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Canton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Columbus

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Easton Town Center or Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at The Wilds and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Logan (Rockhouse & Cedar Falls Hiking Trail), National Road Zane Grey Museum (in Norwich) and Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, contemplate the long history of Harding Presidential Sites, and take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Plan trip to Columbus with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Columbus. In June, daytime highs in Columbus are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Logan, Harding Presidential Sites, National Road Zane Grey Museum, Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

4
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Carillon Historical Park and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. National Museum of the US Air Force and Dayton National Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Dayton: Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield), Cincinnati (Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, & more) and Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, stop by Esther Price Fine Chocolates, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dayton Mall.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dayton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Dayton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dayton are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, Jungle Jim's International Market, Cincinnati Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

3
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at The 577 Foundation and Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial and Providence Metropark. Get out of town with these interesting Toledo side-trips: Sauder Village (in Archbold) and Leisure Time Winery (in Napoleon). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, admire the majestic nature at Maumee Bay State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, and see the interesting displays at Snook's Dream Cars.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Toledo trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Dayton to Toledo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In June in Toledo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Snook's Dream Cars, The 577 Foundation, Maumee Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark

2
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Ferguson's Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, then kick back and relax at Main Street Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Thomas Edison Birthplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): cool off at Cedar Point, steep yourself in history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and then enjoy the sea views from Port Clinton Lighthouse.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sandusky road trip site .

You can drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marblehead, Port Clinton Lighthouse, Main Street Beach, Thomas Edison Birthplace, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

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.
West Side Market and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Lakeview Park and Huntington Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Hundley Cellars (in Geneva), Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach (in Fairport Harbor) and James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There's more to do: try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sandusky to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Cleveland sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canton.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lakeview Park, Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hundley Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
West Side Market ©
West Side Market
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

3
nights
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Popular historic sites such as Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery are in your itinerary. The Black Sheep Vineyard and Zoar Village State Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Canton side-trips: Nativity Museum and replica of Bethlehem's cave (in Akron), Mill Creek Park (in Canfield) and Baltic Mill Winery (in Baltic).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Canton trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cleveland to Canton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Canton

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Akron, The Black Sheep Vineyard, Mill Creek Park, Baltic Mill Winery, Zoar Village State Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
Baltic Mill Winery ©
Baltic Mill Winery
The Black Sheep Vineyard ©
The Black Sheep Vineyard

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