21 days in Ohio Itinerary

21 days in Ohio Itinerary

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21 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sandusky
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Canton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Columbus
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Cincinnati
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Maumee Bay State Park and Imagination Station. Step out of Toledo to go to Gibsonburg and see White Star Quarry, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, get to know the resident critters at Toledo Zoo, examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes, and admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Toledo vacation planner .

San Francisco to Toledo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Toledo is 3 hours. In May in Toledo, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Maumee Bay State Park, White Star Quarry
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park

3
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Family-friendly places like Cedar Point and Main Street Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nickel Plate Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Osborn Recreation Area, cool off at Kalahari Waterparks, and admire the natural beauty at James H. McBride Arboretum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sandusky attractions planning website .

You can drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Sandusky are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Huron, Main Street Beach, Castalia Quarry Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Main Street Beach ©
Main Street Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lakeview Park and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, walk around The Mall, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cleveland road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Sandusky to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Canton.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Bay Village, Lakeview Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

2
nights
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Warther Museum, then stroll the grounds of Dr. Bob's Gravesite, and then trek along Cascade Valley Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at The Farm at Walnut Creek and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Canton vacation planner .

You can drive from Cleveland to Canton in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Canton are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Canton

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akron, Warther Museum, The Farm at Walnut Creek, Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Valley Park ©
Cascade Valley Park
The Farm at Walnut Creek ©
The Farm at Walnut Creek
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Delaware (Gallant Farm Preserve & Deer Haven Preserve), Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell) and Chestnut Ridge (in Carroll). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, head outdoors with Jet Pack Water Adventure, admire the landmark architecture of Ohio Statehouse, and have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus route maker app .

Traveling by car from Canton to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Delaware, Rockbridge, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Chestnut Ridge, Ash Cave
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Room Escape Games
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

4
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Kings Island. Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Dayton (Dayton Mall & National Museum of the US Air Force), Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford) and Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon). There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, delve into the lush surroundings at Redbird Hollow Preserve, and identify plant and animal life at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dayton, Miami Valley Gaming, Cincinnati Nature Center, Kings Island
Highlights from your plan
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Kings Island ©
Kings Island
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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