37 days in Ohio Itinerary

37 days in Ohio Itinerary

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37 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Columbus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Zanesville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dover
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sandusky
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Toledo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cincinnati
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Cleveland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Youngstown
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
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.
Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve), Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster) and Logan (Old Man's Cave, Hocking Hills Laser Tag, & more). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, pause for some photo ops at Christopher Columbus Statue, and stroll around Scioto Grove Metro Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Columbus day trip tool .

Washington DC to Columbus is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Columbus is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zanesville.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Logan, Rockbridge, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Scioto Grove Metro Park, Inniswood Metro Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Room Escape Games
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing

4
nights
Zanesville

Zanesville ©
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. Explore Zanesville's surroundings by going to The Wilds (in Cumberland), Honey Run Waterfall (in Howard) and Newark (Dawes Arboretum, Licking county Bike trails, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Mission Oaks Gardens, experience rural life at The Alpacas Of Spring Acres, examine the collection at Kennedy Museum of Art, and take in the exciting artwork at Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zanesville day trip app .

You can drive from Columbus to Zanesville in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Zanesville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Zanesville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Newark, Mound Cemetery, Honey Run Waterfall, Kokosing Gap Trail, Miners' Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
The Wilds ©
The Wilds
Dawes Arboretum ©
Dawes Arboretum
Mission Oaks Gardens ©
Mission Oaks Gardens

4
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Coblentz Chocolate Company (in Walnut Creek), Secrest Arboretum (in Wooster) and The Farm at Walnut Creek (in Sugarcreek). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, take an in-depth tour of CRF Museum, relax in the rural setting at Manfull Orchards Farm Market, and stroll through Holmes County Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dover trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Zanesville to Dover takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Dover

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Millersburg, Manfull Orchards Farm Market, The Farm at Walnut Creek, MAPS Air Museum, The Black Sheep Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
The Farm at Walnut Creek ©
The Farm at Walnut Creek
Yoder's Amish Home ©
Yoder's Amish Home

4
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sandusky: Vermilion River Reservation (in Vermilion), Lowe Volk Nature Center (in Crestline) and Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve (in Tiffin). The adventure continues: cool off at Cedar Point, see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum, hike along B&O Bike Trail, and take in the waterfront at Huron Harbor and Pier.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sandusky road trip app .

Drive from Dover to Sandusky in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dover in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sandusky, with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mansfield, Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve, Thomas Edison Birthplace, Lowe Volk Nature Center, Vermilion River Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Merry-Go-Round Museum ©
Merry-Go-Round Museum

5
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Toledo: White Star Quarry (in Gibsonburg), Sauder Village (in Archbold) and Put in Bay (Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial & South Bass Island). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, meet the residents at Toledo Zoo, explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, and examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes.

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Take a train from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Perrysburg, Sauder Village, Snook's Dream Cars, Perennial Plant Peddler
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 ©
National Museum of the Great Lakes

5
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon), Dayton (Carillon Historical Park, National Museum of the US Air Force, & more) and Portsmouth Floodwall Mural (in Portsmouth). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Houdini's Room Escape, stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and see the interesting displays at Lucky Cat Museum.

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Getting from Toledo to Cincinnati by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dayton, Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, Kings Island, Miami Valley Gaming
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm & Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens) and James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Cleveland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cincinnati in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Cleveland: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Youngstown.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Akron, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Bay Lanes Bowling
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

5
nights
Youngstown

Youngstown ©
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Youngstown: Warren (John Stark Edwards House and Museum (Trumbull County Historical Society) & The Upton House), Brant's Apple Orchard (in Ashtabula) and Lisbon (Guilford Lake State Park & Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, look for gifts at White House Fruit Farm Inc., stroll around Conneaut Township Park, and contemplate the long history of Lanterman's Mill.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Youngstown trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Youngstown takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Youngstown, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Youngstown

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Conneaut, Warren, Lisbon, Brant's Apple Orchard, Birdfish Brewing Co.
Highlights from your plan
Fellows Riverside Gardens ©
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
The Butler Institute of American Art ©

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