31 days in Ohio Itinerary

31 days in Ohio Itinerary

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31 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Cleveland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canton
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cincinnati
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Columbus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sandusky
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Put in Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Toledo
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: London

6
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and West Side Market. Visit Lakeview Park and Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Cleveland: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (in Northfield), Brandywine Falls (in Sagamore Hills) and Geneva (Hundley Cellars & M Cellars). There's still lots to do: try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Kirtland, enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland journey planner.

London, UK to Cleveland is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cleveland is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Canton.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Geneva, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Huntington Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

4
nights
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Popular historic sites such as Zoar Village State Memorial and Tallmadge Church Historic Site are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Black Sheep Vineyard and Barrel Run Crossing Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canton: Mill Creek Park (in Canfield), Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & Nativity Museum and replica of Bethlehem's cave) and Baltic Mill Winery (in Baltic). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at French Ridge Vineyards, make a trip to Amish Country, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Canton road trip planner .

Getting from Cleveland to Canton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in October, Canton is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Canton

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Akron, Tallmadge Church Historic Site, Amish Country, The Black Sheep Vineyard, Baltic Mill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
Baltic Mill Winery ©
Baltic Mill Winery
French Ridge Vineyards ©
French Ridge Vineyards

5
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Carillon Historical Park. Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: Pines Pet Cemetery and Cremation Center (in Lebanon), Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force, The Calvary Cemetery, & more) and Aullwood Garden MetroPark (in Englewood). There's much more to do: try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, contemplate the long history of John Rankin House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cincinnati itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Canton to Cincinnati takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dayton, Lebanon, John Rankin House, U.S. Grant Birthplace, Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

4
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Wilds and Zipline. Do some cultural sightseeing at Easton Town Center and Oak Grove Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Marietta (Mound Cemetery & The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption), John and Annie Glenn Historic Site (in New Concord) and Logan (Rockhouse & Cedar Falls Hiking Trail). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village and look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Columbus journey tool .

Getting from Cincinnati to Columbus by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marietta, Logan, Rockbridge, John and Annie Glenn Historic Site, The Wilds
Highlights from your plan
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

4
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Matus Winery and Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sandusky: Main Street Beach (in Vermilion) and Lowe Volk Nature Center (in Crestline). There's much more to do: make a splash at Cedar Point, kick back and relax at Nickel Plate Beach, contemplate the long history of Thomas Edison Birthplace, and take a peaceful walk through James H. McBride Arboretum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sandusky tour planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Sandusky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Sandusky sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huron, Marblehead, Thomas Edison Birthplace, Main Street Beach, Matus Winery
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

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. On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Scheele Preserve, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly House, and then do a tasting at Heineman Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, then learn about winemaking at Put-in-Bay Winery, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Put in Bay trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Put in Bay takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Put in Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Scheele Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Scheele Preserve ©
Scheele Preserve
Put-in-Bay Winery ©
Put-in-Bay Winery

5
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Sauder Village and Snook's Dream Cars. Get in touch with nature at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark and Maumee Bay State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toledo: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (in Oak Harbor), Leisure Time Winery (in Napoleon) and Providence Metropark (in Grand Rapids). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, take in the history at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, admire the natural beauty at The Norma Stark Memory Garden and Labyrinth, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo visit planning website .

You can drive from Put in Bay to Toledo in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Perrysburg, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Maumee Bay State Park, Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Providence Metropark
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark

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