4 days in Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

4 days in Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

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4 days in Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  3​h
1
Columbus
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Charleston

2
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the US Air Force and The Jubilee Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Short North Arts District and Ohio History Center. Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Ash Cave (in Logan), Rock Bridge (in Rockbridge) and Glen Helen Nature Preserve (in Yellow Springs). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum and wander the streets of Easton Town Center.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus day trip planning app .

Charleston to Columbus is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. June in Columbus sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Glen Helen Nature Preserve, National Museum of the US Air Force, Ash Cave, Rock Bridge
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Glen Helen Nature Preserve ©
Glen Helen Nature Preserve
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

1
night
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 13th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, see the interesting displays at American Sign Museum, then explore the world behind art at Taft Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cincinnati vacation maker app .

Traveling by bus from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
American Sign Museum ©
American Sign Museum
Taft Museum of Art ©
Taft Museum of Art

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