45 days in Columbus & Dayton Itinerary

45 days in Columbus & Dayton Itinerary

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Columbus
— 23 nights
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Dayton
— 21 nights

23
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Delaware (Gallant Farm Preserve & Deer Haven Preserve), Ohio Caverns (in West Liberty) and Hardin County's Old Order Amish Country (in Kenton). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), have fun at Huntington Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary builder website.

Chicago to Columbus is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Columbus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Logan, Rockbridge, Nelsonville, Portsmouth, Mansfield
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Room Escape Games
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

21
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Get out of town with these interesting Dayton side-trips: Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park (in Blue Ash), Kings Island (in Mason) and Cincinnati (Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Archery Arena (Dodgeball Archery), &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dayton trip planning site.

Getting from Columbus to Dayton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Lebanon, Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Kings Island
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Miami Valley Gaming ©
Miami Valley Gaming
Kings Island ©
Kings Island

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