22 days in Ohio Itinerary

22 days in Ohio Itinerary

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22 days in Ohio Itinerary

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

2
nights
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Warther Museum and Canton Classic Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gervasi Vineyard and McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Canton side-trips: Breitenbach Winery (in Dover), Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center (in Berlin) and Heini's Cheese Chalet (in Millersburg). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at MAPS Air Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Canton online trip builder .

Philadelphia to Canton is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canton, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Canton

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Dover, Heini's Cheese Chalet, MAPS Air Museum, Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Canton Classic Car Museum ©
Canton Classic Car Museum
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
MAPS Air Museum ©
MAPS Air Museum

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Brandywine Falls. Appreciate the collections at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Debonne Vineyards (in Madison), Merry-Go-Round Museum (in Sandusky) and Main Street Beach (in Vermilion). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, get to know the resident critters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and steep yourself in history at USS Cod Submarine Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cleveland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canton to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cleveland are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brandywine Falls, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Crocker Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Debonne Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Brandywine Falls ©
Brandywine Falls
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery

4
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toledo Museum of Art and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park. Appreciate the collections at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Ferguson's Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toledo: Sauder Village (in Archbold), Cedar Point (in Sandusky) and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Maumee Bay State Park, stop by Boyds Retro Candy Store, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Toledo journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Toledo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in September, plan for little chillier nights in Toledo, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marblehead, Maumee Bay State Park, Sauder Village, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Cedar Point
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jungle Jim's International Market and Jungle Jim's International Market. National Museum of the US Air Force and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dayton: Kiser Lake State Park (in Conover), Armstrong Air & Space Museum (in Wapakoneta) and Cincinnati (American Sign Museum, Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, don't miss a visit to Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, and pause for some photo ops at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dayton trip planner .

Getting from Toledo to Dayton by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Jungle Jim's International Market, Kiser Lake State Park, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©

6
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.
German Village and John and Annie Glenn Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at The Wilds and Cedar Falls Hiking Trail. Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Logan (Cantwell Cliffs, Hocking Hills Moonshine, & more), Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve) and Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ohio Caverns, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, make a trip to Easton Town Center, and browse the eclectic array of goods at North Market Farmer's Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Columbus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Columbus are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Logan, Rockbridge, Homestead Metro Park, The Wilds, John and Annie Glenn Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
The Wilds ©
The Wilds
Ohio Caverns ©
Ohio Caverns

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