36 days in Northwest Ohio Itinerary

36 days in Northwest Ohio Itinerary

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36 days in Northwest Ohio Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  1​h
1
Toledo
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Wapakoneta
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Put in Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Kelleys Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Vermilion
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Detroit

7
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toledo: Sauder Village (in Archbold), Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont) and Stoney Ridge Winery (in Bryan). There's lots more to do: walk around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, take in nature's colorful creations at Toledo Botanical Garden, sample the tasty concoctions at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Great Lakes.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Toledo online trip itinerary builder .

Detroit to Toledo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August in Toledo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wapakoneta.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Perennial Plant Peddler, Sauder Village
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
National Museum of the Great Lakes ©

6
nights
Wapakoneta

Wapakoneta ©
Wapakoneta, pronounced Waw-paw-ko-net-a is a city in and the county seat of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Wapakoneta: Sidney (Big Four Bridge & Tawawa Park), Van Wert (Children's Garden & Brumback Library) and Kenton (Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve, Hardin County's Old Order Amish Country, & more). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Armstrong Air & Space Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Auglaize Antique Mall, make a trip to Temple of Tolerance, and appreciate the history behind Veterans Freedom Flag Monument.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wapakoneta trip planner .

You can drive from Toledo to Wapakoneta in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wapakoneta are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Wapakoneta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kenton, Lima, Sidney, Van Wert, Gilboa Quarry
Highlights from your plan
Tawawa Park ©
Tawawa Park
Armstrong Air & Space Museum ©
Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Temple of Tolerance ©
Temple of Tolerance

7
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Clinton (Twin Oast Brewing, Island Adventures Family Fun Center, & more), Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor) and Ferguson's Gallery (in Marblehead). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, bet on your favorite at Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park, get engrossed in the history at Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, and head off the coast to South Bass Island.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Put in Bay trip itinerary site .

Drive from Wapakoneta to Put in Bay in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kelleys Island.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandusky, Port Clinton, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Sandusky River, Ferguson's Gallery
Highlights from your plan
South Bass Island ©
South Bass Island
Put-in-Bay Winery ©
Put-in-Bay Winery

7
nights
Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island ©
Kelleys Island is both a village in Erie County, Ohio, United States, and the island which it fully occupies in Lake Erie. Kelleys Island is known for nature, fun & games, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacial Grooves State Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Kelleys Island State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at North Pond State Nature Preserve, and make a trip to Inscription Rock Petroglyphs.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kelleys Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Put in Bay to Kelleys Island in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Kelleys Island are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toVermilion.

Things to do in Kelleys Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kelleys Island State Park ©
Kelleys Island State Park
Scheele Preserve ©
Scheele Preserve

8
nights
Vermilion

Vermilion ©
Vermilion is a city in Erie and Lorain counties in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vermilion: Port Clinton (Port Clinton Lighthouse, African Safari Wildlife Park, & more), Thomas Edison Birthplace (in Milan) and Sandusky (Merry-Go-Round Museum, Cedar Point, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Vermilion River Reservation, immerse yourself in nature at East Harbor State Park, look for gifts at Brummer's Chocolates, and enjoy the sand and surf at Main Street Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vermilion trip site .

Getting from Kelleys Island to Vermilion by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vermilion

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sandusky, Port Clinton, Marblehead, Huron, Malabar Farm State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Vermilion River Reservation ©
Vermilion River Reservation
Main Street Beach ©
Main Street Beach