31 days in Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

31 days in Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio holiday planner

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Cleveland
— 6 nights
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Columbus
— 7 nights
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Cincinnati
— 17 nights
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Cleveland

— 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: David Warther Carvings (in Sugarcreek), Youngstown (The Butler Institute of American Art & Fellows Riverside Gardens) and Warther Museum (in Dover). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at The 577 Foundation, explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland online trip itinerary maker.

Seattle to Cleveland is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Cleveland is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in April since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbus

— 7 nights

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.
Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Logan (Rockhouse, Ash Cave, &more), Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster) and Zipline (in Rockbridge). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, get your game on at Kingmakers Board Game Parlour, and take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus road trip planning app.

Getting from Cleveland to Columbus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in April: highs in Columbus hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 17 nights

The Queen of the West

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hawthorn Hill (in Oakwood (Montgomery County)), Louisville (Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, &more) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force). Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with Houdini's Room Escape, experience rural life at Claiborne Farm, see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter, and get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cincinnati trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips