31 days in Ohio Itinerary

31 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio trip planner
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Cleveland
— 4 nights
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Sandusky
— 4 nights
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Toledo
— 6 nights
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Columbus
— 5 nights
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Cincinnati
— 5 nights
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
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Youngstown
— 4 nights
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Cleveland — 4 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: Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm & Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, admire the striking features of Heinen's Downtown, take in nature's colorful creations at Cleveland Botanical Garden, and hunt for treasures at West Side Market.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cleveland. In May, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 4 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Get out of town with these interesting Sandusky side-trips: Mansfield (Ohio Bird Sanctuary & B&O Bike Trail). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Cedar Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve, and cast your line with Fish On Charters.

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

You can drive from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Toledo.
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Toledo — 6 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toledo: Oak Harbor (Magee Marsh Wildlife Area & Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, stroll around Wildwood Preserve Metropark, learn the secrets of beer at The HandleBar Toledo, and get to know the resident critters at Toledo Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo trip builder app.

You can drive from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Columbus.
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Columbus — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Georgian Museum (in Lancaster), Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve) and Logan (Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, &more). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Kelton House Museum & Garden, wander the streets of Easton Town Center, and experience rural life at Slate Run Living Historical Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Columbus vacation maker tool.

Drive from Toledo to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Columbus are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 5 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.
Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Smale Riverfront Park, and try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Bainbridge Dental Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Hill State Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth itinerary tool.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Youngstown.
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Youngstown — 4 nights

Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County. Change things up with these side-trips from Youngstown: Western Reserve Greenway (in Ashtabula), Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail (in Lisbon) and Warther Museum (in Dover). On the 30th (Mon), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, admire the masterpieces at The Butler Institute of American Art, and contemplate the long history of Lanterman's Mill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Youngstown road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Youngstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Youngstown is little chillier than Portsmouth - with highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car 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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