3 days in Port Clinton & Put in Bay Itinerary

3 days in Port Clinton & Put in Bay Itinerary

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3 days in Port Clinton & Put in Bay Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Port Clinton
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Put in Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
day
Port Clinton

Port Clinton ©
Port Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States, about 44 miles east of Toledo. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Liberty Aviation Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at African Safari Wildlife Park, and then don't miss a visit to Port Clinton Lighthouse.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Clinton travel itinerary planner .

Detroit to Port Clinton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Port Clinton, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Port Clinton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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African Safari Wildlife Park ©
African Safari Wildlife Park
Liberty Aviation Museum ©
Liberty Aviation Museum
Port Clinton Lighthouse ©
Port Clinton Lighthouse

2
nights
Put in Bay

Put in Bay ©
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly House, then enjoy breathtaking views from Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, and finally learn more about the world around you at Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Heineman Winery, Head underground at Perry's Cave, and then step off the mainland to explore South Bass Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Put in Bay online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Port Clinton to Put in Bay takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Put in Bay are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Parks Nature Museums
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South Bass Island ©
South Bass Island
Heineman Winery ©
Heineman Winery

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