30 days in Ohio Itinerary

30 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Toledo
— 3 nights
Taxi to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Ferry to Put in Bay
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Put in Bay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Drive to Cleveland
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Cleveland
— 5 nights
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Millersburg
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 8 nights
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Cincinnati
— 6 nights
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Toledo — 3 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Let the collections at Toledo Museum of Art and National Museum of the Great Lakes capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toledo: Marblehead Lighthouse State Park (in Marblehead) and Sauder Village (in Archbold). There's lots more to do: stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, admire the majestic nature at Maumee Bay State Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Toledo online tour itinerary planner.

Chicago to Toledo is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Toledo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Toledo are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Put in Bay.
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Put in Bay — 4 nights

Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum and Chocolate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial and Heineman Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Kelleys Island (Scheele Preserve & Glacial Grooves State Memorial). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Put-in-Bay Winery, stroll through Butterfly House, and step off the mainland to explore South Bass Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Put in Bay road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Toledo to Put in Bay takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 5 nights

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.
Lake View Cemetery and Debonne Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Brandywine Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor) and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (in Akron). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown, learn about all things military at Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, take a stroll through Historic Little Italy in Cleveland, and get to know the resident critters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cleveland, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Put in Bay to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Millersburg.
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Millersburg — 3 nights

Millersburg is a village in and the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and Breitenbach Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Wilds and Guggisberg Cheese Factory. Change things up with a short trip to Warther Museum in Dover (about 42 minutes away). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Millersburg road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Millersburg takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Millersburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 8 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Short North Arts District. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at German Village and Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Helen Nature Preserve (in Yellow Springs), Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House (in Springfield) and Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Arena District, sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, explore the striking landscape at Cantwell Cliffs, and Head underground at Ash Cave.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Millersburg to Columbus takes 2 hours. Traveling from Millersburg in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Columbus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 6 nights

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. You'll explore and learn at American Sign Museum and Dayton Art Institute. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Balloon Rides (in Lebanon) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co.). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to Fountain Square, and walk around Smale Riverfront Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Ohio travel guide

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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.
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