40 days in Ohio Itinerary

40 days in Ohio Itinerary

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40 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cleveland
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Cincinnati
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Columbus
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Zanesville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dover
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Youngstown
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sandusky
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Toledo
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, & more) and James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, walk around Rocky River Reservation, don't miss a visit to A Christmas Story House, and browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland day trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cleveland is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Cleveland, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Zurich in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Akron, Acacia Reservation, Bay Lanes Bowling, James A. Garfield National Historic Site
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

6
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Portsmouth (Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, & more), Dayton (Carillon Historical Park, Dayton Dragons Baseball, & more) and Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Kings Island. And it doesn't end there: try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, put a fun spin on your tour with Houdini's Room Escape, see the interesting displays at Lucky Cat Museum, and stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cleveland in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cincinnati, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

5
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 Logan (Rockhouse, Old Man's Cave, & more), Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House (in Springfield). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Columbus itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Cincinnati to Columbus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Columbus are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Zanesville.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Logan, Rockbridge, Inniswood Metro Gardens, Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, Hocking Hills State Park
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Zanesville: Kokosing Gap Trail (in Mount Vernon), Newark (Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Dawes Arboretum, & more) and Honey Run Waterfall (in Howard). There's lots more to do: gain insight at The Wilds, take in the exciting artwork at Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery, get outside with AEP ReCreation Land, and don't miss a visit to Mound Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanesville attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Columbus to Zanesville in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Zanesville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Dover.

Things to do in Zanesville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Newark, McConnelsville, Marietta, Honey Run Waterfall, The Wilds
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Dover: Coblentz Chocolate Company (in Walnut Creek), Secrest Arboretum (in Wooster) and The Farm at Walnut Creek (in Sugarcreek). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Warther Museum, learn about winemaking at The Black Sheep Vineyard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Holmes County Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Hershberger Farm & Bakery.

Plan my day in Dover using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Zanesville to Dover in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Youngstown.

Things to do in Dover

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Millersburg, MAPS Air Museum, Adventure Creek Challenge Course, LLC, CRF Museum, Coblentz Chocolate Company
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

5
nights
Youngstown

Youngstown ©
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Youngstown side-trips: Conneaut (Conneaut Township Park, Lakeview Park, & more), Benetka Road Covered Bridge (in Ashtabula) and Noah's Lost Ark, Inc. (in Berlin Center). On the 9th (Tue), hike the day away at Mill Creek Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Fellows Riverside Gardens, look for gifts at The Hall Closet, Hall China Factory, admire the masterpieces at The Butler Institute of American Art, and contemplate the long history of Lanterman's Mill.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Youngstown travel route planner .

You can drive from Dover to Youngstown in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Youngstown can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Youngstown

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Conneaut, Noah's Lost Ark, Inc., Birdfish Brewing Co., The Hall Closet, Hall China Factory, Benetka Road Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
The Butler Institute of American Art ©
Lanterman's Mill ©
Lanterman's Mill

4
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve (in Tiffin), Schoepfle Garden (in Birmingham) and Vermilion River Reservation (in Vermilion). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Cedar Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve, trek along B&O Bike Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Thomas Edison Birthplace.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sandusky trip builder site .

Drive from Youngstown to Sandusky in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Youngstown in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sandusky, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Mansfield, Thomas Edison Birthplace, Osborn Recreation Area, Vermilion River Reservation, Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Vermilion River Reservation ©
Vermilion River Reservation

5
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: Perennial Plant Peddler (in Findlay), Put in Bay (Put-in-Bay Winery & Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial) and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, explore the landscape on two wheels at Metroparks of the Toledo Area, admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, and meet the residents at Toledo Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Toledo online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Toledo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Toledo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Perrysburg, Put in Bay, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 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

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