22 days in Cincinnati, Kirtland & Chicago Itinerary

22 days in Cincinnati, Kirtland & Chicago Itinerary

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22 days in Cincinnati, Kirtland & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
1
Cincinnati
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kirtland
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Chicago
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Cincinnati

9
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 Museum Center and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ohio Caverns and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve. Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon), Dayton (Dayton Mall & National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) and EnterTRAINment Junction (in West Chester). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, have some family-friendly fun at Dart Rush - Cincinnati, take in the views from Roebling Suspension Bridge, and fly down the slopes at Perfect North Slopes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cincinnati. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kirtland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dayton, Newport, Miami Valley Gaming, Kings Island, Perfect North Slopes
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Cincinnati Museum Center ©
Cincinnati Museum Center
Ohio Caverns ©
Ohio Caverns
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©

5
nights
Kirtland

Kirtland ©
Kirtland is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Girdled Road Reservation and Penitentiary Glen Wildlife Center. Family-friendly places like Patterson Fruit Farms and Chapin Forest Reservation will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sunrise Farm (in Burton) and Punderson State Park (in Newbury). There's lots more to do: stop by Sage's Apples, relax in the rural setting at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, take an in-depth tour of Kirtland Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Holden Arboretum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kirtland trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Cincinnati to Kirtland with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cincinnati in April: highs in Kirtland hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Kirtland

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Chesterland, Punderson State Park, Sage's Apples, Sunrise Farm, Girdled Road Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Chapin Forest Reservation ©
Chapin Forest Reservation
Patterson Fruit Farms ©
Patterson Fruit Farms
Lake Metroparks Farmpark ©
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

7
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and Wrigley Field. Step off the beaten path and head to Discovery Center Museum and Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: South Bend (University of Notre Dame & Compton Family Ice Arena). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, don't miss a visit to 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago route planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kirtland to Chicago. The time zone difference when traveling from Kirtland to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

South Bend, Discovery Center Museum, Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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