29 days in Ohio Itinerary

29 days in Ohio Itinerary

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29 days in Ohio Itinerary

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

4
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Bring the kids along to Toledo Zoo and Maumee Bay State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Put in Bay (South Bass Island & Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial), White Star Quarry (in Gibsonburg) and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, grab your bike and head to Metroparks of the Toledo Area, admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Snook's Dream Cars.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo holiday planner .

Detroit to Toledo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Perrysburg, Put in Bay, White Star Quarry, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Maumee Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo
White Star Quarry ©
White Star Quarry

4
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Bring the kids along to Cedar Point and African Safari Wildlife Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mansfield (Squirrel's Den, Richland Carrousel Park, & more) and Burnham Orchards (in Berlin Heights). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, immerse yourself in nature at East Harbor State Park, cool off at Kalahari Waterparks, and steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison Birthplace.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sandusky online tour planner .

You can drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mansfield, Thomas Edison Birthplace, East Harbor State Park, African Safari Wildlife Park, Burnham Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Kalahari Waterparks ©
Kalahari Waterparks
African Safari Wildlife Park ©
African Safari Wildlife Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Bay Lanes Bowling will thrill your kids. Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to Brandywine Falls (in Sagamore Hills), F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (in Akron) and Chagrin Waterfalls (in Chagrin Falls). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, hunt for treasures at West Side Market, explore and take pictures at Progressive Field, and stroll around Cleveland Metroparks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland tour itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Sandusky to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canton.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Memphis Kiddie Park, Chagrin Waterfalls, Brandywine Falls, Bay Lanes Bowling, Acacia Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm ©
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

4
nights
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Farm at Walnut Creek and Akron Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Canton: Mill Creek Park (in Canfield), Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & Cascade Valley Park) and Tallmadge Church Historic Site (in Tallmadge). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, experience the excitement of Sluggers & Putters Amusement Park, and admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Canton trip planner .

Drive from Cleveland to Canton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canton, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Canton

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Akron, Sluggers & Putters Amusement Park, Mill Creek Park, The Farm at Walnut Creek, Tallmadge Church Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
The Farm at Walnut Creek ©
The Farm at Walnut Creek
Akron Zoo ©
Akron Zoo

5
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.
Attractions like Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Ohio Caverns make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbus: Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster), Logan (Rockhouse, Ash Cave, & more) and Rockbridge (Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve & Zipline). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at The Wilds, have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing, and admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

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

You can drive from Canton to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Logan, Rockbridge, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Homestead Metro Park, Hocking Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Room Escape Games
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

6
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kids will enjoy Kings Island and Cincinnati Museum Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Dayton: Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park (in Blue Ash), Cincinnati (Houdini's Room Escape, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, & more) and Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, have some family-friendly fun at Miami Valley Gaming, head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball, and steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dayton trip itinerary website .

Getting from Columbus to Dayton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Dayton sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park, Cincinnati Nature Center, Miami Valley Gaming, Kings Island
Highlights from your plan
Kings Island ©
Kings Island
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Miami Valley Gaming ©
Miami Valley Gaming

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