22 days in Ohio Itinerary

22 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Dayton
— 4 nights
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Toledo
— 3 nights
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Sandusky
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
— 5 nights
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Canton
— 3 nights

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Columbus

The Discovery City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. Shop till you drop at Easton Town Center and Helen Winnemore's. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve), The Wilds (in Cumberland) and Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery (in Zanesville). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Harding Presidential Sites, take in nature's colorful creations at Stratford Ecological Center, admire the sheer force of Hayden Falls Park, and appreciate the history behind Grounds of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planner.

New York City to Columbus is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Columbus, with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve
The Wilds ©
The Wilds

4
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Dayton

Dayton ©

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Get outdoors at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Carillon Historical Park and The Calvary Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dayton: Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford), Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (in Cincinnati). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, walk around Aullwood Garden MetroPark, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dayton National Cemetery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dayton Mall.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dayton tour planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Dayton in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
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 outdoors at Maumee Bay State Park and The 577 Foundation. Toledo Museum of Art and Snook's Dream Cars will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Toledo side-trips: Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation (in Carey), Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay) and Providence Metropark (in Grand Rapids). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, make a trip to Veteran's Glass City Skyway, look for gifts at Boyds Retro Candy Store, and identify plant and animal life at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo online trip builder.

Drive from Dayton to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The 577 Foundation ©
The 577 Foundation
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art

3
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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Ferguson's Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and Thomas Edison Birthplace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sandusky: Main Street Beach (in Vermilion) and Lakeview Park (in Lorain). The adventure continues: make a splash at Cedar Point, visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve, and stop by Cheese Haven.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sandusky trip planner.

Getting from Toledo to Sandusky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Sandusky sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

5
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Cleveland

Cleveland ©

Forest City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate West Side Market and Squire's Castle. You'll get in some beach time at Huntington Beach and Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (in Akron), Lake Erie Bluffs (in Perry) and James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Dominic Catholic Church, and steep yourself in history at USS Cod Submarine Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planner.

Drive from Sandusky to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cleveland sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canton.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
West Side Market ©
West Side Market
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

3
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Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Appreciate the collections at Warther Museum and Hoover Historical Center. Visit Zoar Village State Memorial and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Dr. Bob's Gravesite (in Akron), Mill Creek Park (in Canfield) and Tallmadge Church Historic Site (in Tallmadge). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery and stop by Historic Ridgewood.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Canton trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Cleveland to Canton in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canton when traveling from Cleveland in September, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canton

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens ©
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Zoar Village State Memorial ©
Zoar Village State Memorial

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