31 days in Ohio Itinerary

31 days in Ohio Itinerary

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31 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h
1
Cleveland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Warren
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sandusky
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Toledo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Mansfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Columbus
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Cincinnati
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cleveland: Chapin Forest Reservation (in Kirtland), Girdled Road Reservation (in Concord) and Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, don't miss a visit to A Christmas Story House, and stroll around Rocky River Reservation.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Cleveland trip builder website .

Minneapolis to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in January, with highs in Cleveland at 34°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Warren.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Akron, Medina, Girdled Road Reservation, The Best Of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ©
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center ©
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

4
nights
Warren

Warren ©
Warren is a city in and the County seat of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. Kids will enjoy Adventure Creek Challenge Course, LLC and Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warren: Metzger Park (in Louisville) and John Johnson Home (in Hiram). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, play a few rounds at Avalon Golf and Country Club, make a trip to The Upton House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Warren visit planner .

You can drive from Cleveland to Warren in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in January, plan for little chillier nights in Warren, with lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Warren

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Youngstown, Mill Creek Park, John Johnson Home, Adventure Creek Challenge Course, LLC, Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Fellows Riverside Gardens ©
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Wagon Trails Animal Park ©
Wagon Trails Animal Park

4
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kids will enjoy Cedar Point and Kalahari Waterparks. Get out of town with these interesting Sandusky side-trips: Burnham Orchards (in Berlin Heights), Firelands Museum (in Norwalk) and Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve (in Tiffin). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, identify plant and animal life at Castalia Quarry Reserve, view the masterpieces at Ferguson's Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Historic Lyme Village.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandusky tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Warren to Sandusky takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Castalia, Burnham Orchards, Historic Lyme Village, Firelands Museum, Osborn Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Kalahari Waterparks ©
Kalahari Waterparks
Great Wolf Lodge Water Park ©
Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

4
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kids will enjoy Toledo Zoo and Butterfly House. Get out of town with these interesting Toledo side-trips: BGSU Planetarium (in Bowling Green), Black Swamp Bird Observatory (in Oak Harbor) and Providence Metropark (in Grand Rapids). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, see the interesting displays at Snook's Dream Cars, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Norma Stark Memory Garden and Labyrinth.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Toledo online trip builder .

Take a train from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Toledo, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 18°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mansfield.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Providence Metropark, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo
Imagination Station ©
Imagination Station
Butterfly House ©
Butterfly House

4
nights
Mansfield

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a city in and the county seat of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Bring the kids along to Snow Trails and The Farm at Walnut Creek. Change things up with these side-trips from Mansfield: Heritage Hall (in Marion), Spi (in Mount Vernon) and Tuscora Park (in New Philadelphia). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, get engrossed in the history at CRF Museum, trek along B&O Bike Trail, and snap pictures at Helmick Covered Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mansfield day trip app .

Traveling by car from Toledo to Mansfield takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Mansfield

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Loudonville, Helmick Covered Bridge, Troyers Country Market, The Farm at Walnut Creek, Spi
Highlights from your plan
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
The Farm at Walnut Creek ©
The Farm at Walnut Creek
Tuscora Park ©
Tuscora 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.
Kids will enjoy Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (in Springfield), Mad River Mountain (in Bellefontaine) and Ohio Caverns (in West Liberty). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind Grounds of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Mansfield to Columbus by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Westerville, Ohio Caverns, Grounds of Remembrance, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Robbins Hunter Museum
Highlights from your plan
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Ohio Caverns ©
Ohio Caverns
Center of Science and Industry (COSI) ©

5
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Family-friendly places like Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Kings Island will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon), Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force) and EnterTRAINment Junction (in West Chester). The adventure continues: partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and look for gifts at Rookwood.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cincinnati trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dayton, Kings Island, Miami Valley Gaming, Cincinnati Nature Center, EnterTRAINment Junction
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Kings Island ©
Kings Island
Cincinnati Museum Center ©
Cincinnati Museum Center

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