39 days in Ohio Itinerary

39 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Cincinnati
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Columbus
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Canton
— 6 nights
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Cleveland
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Sandusky
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Toledo
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Cincinnati

— 7 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.
Family-friendly places like National Museum of the US Air Force and Kings Island will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: Carillon Historical Park (in Dayton), Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford) and Balloon Rides (in Lebanon). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, grab your bike and head to Great Miami River Trail, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati holiday planning tool.

Indianapolis to Cincinnati is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Columbus

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Easton Town Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge), Logan (Rockhouse & Old Man's Cave) and Stratford Ecological Center (in Delaware). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, examine the collection at Central Ohio Fire Museum, stroll around Ariel-Foundation Park, and stroll through Hockhocking Adena bikeway.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Columbus route website.

Drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Canton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Canton

— 6 nights
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Family-friendly places like The Farm at Walnut Creek and Adventure Creek Challenge Course, LLC will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canton: J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum (in Dover), Mill Creek Park (in Canfield) and Akron (Cascade Valley Park, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Warther Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park, experience rural life at Manfull Orchards Farm Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Canton online holiday builder.

You can drive from Columbus to Canton in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Canton, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Canton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Patterson Fruit Farms (in Chesterland), The Holden Arboretum (in Kirtland) and F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (in Akron). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland road trip tool.

You can drive from Canton to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 6 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Attractions like Cedar Point and Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sandusky: Mansfield (Apple Hill Orchard & B&O Bike Trail), Vermilion River Reservation (in Vermilion) and Wellington Reservation - Lorain County Metro Parks (in Wellington). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, relax in the rural setting at Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sandusky trip builder app.

Getting from Cleveland to Sandusky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Sandusky sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo

— 6 nights
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kids will enjoy Toledo Museum of Art and Toledo Zoo. When in Toledo, make a side trip to see Johnston Fruit Farms in Swanton, approximately Swanton away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Great Lakes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Metroparks of the Toledo Area.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toledo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
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.