4 days in Cincinnati & Sandusky Itinerary

4 days in Cincinnati & Sandusky Itinerary

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4 days in Cincinnati & Sandusky Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
1
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Sandusky
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at William Howard Taft National Historic Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Cincinnati Nature Center, look and learn at Cincinnati Observatory, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Adams.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cincinnati. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cincinnati Nature Center
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Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Mount Adams ©
Mount Adams

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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Toft's, see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, then do a tasting at Firelands Winery, then steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison Birthplace, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sandusky visit planner .

Drive from Cincinnati to Sandusky in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Marblehead, Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Thomas Edison Birthplace
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