3 days in Ohio Itinerary

3 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio journey planner

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Dayton
— 1 day
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Columbus
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Dayton

— 1 day

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Dayton.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dayton tour itinerary app.

Detroit to Dayton is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Columbus

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Columbus Commons, sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, then savor the flavors at Columbus Food Adventures, and finally examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Columbus trip app.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Columbus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Columbus, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Tours · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Cleveland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cleveland trip planner.

Drive from Columbus to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.