46 days in Ohio Itinerary

46 days in Ohio Itinerary

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46 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Columbus
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dayton
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Toledo
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Sandusky
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Canton
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cleveland
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

8
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.
You'll explore and learn at Sherman House Museum and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Lancaster (Rockside Winery and Vineyards, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, & more), Logan (Cantwell Cliffs, Rockhouse, & more) and Zipline (in Rockbridge). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Easton Town Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Ohio River Museum, and steep yourself in history at German Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Columbus route planner.

San Francisco to Columbus is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Columbus due to the time zone difference. September in Columbus sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Lancaster, Logan, Marietta, Athens, Granville Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
Rockhouse ©
Rockhouse
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
Motts Military Museum ©
Motts Military Museum

8
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of the US Air Force and Tri-State Warbird Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dayton side-trips: Old Mason Winery & Vineyard (in West Milton), Veterans Memorial Museum (in Germantown) and Smith Park (in Middletown). There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, learn about winemaking at Hanover Winery, partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape, and try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dayton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Dayton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Lebanon, Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park, Museum at the Friends Home, Smith Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Cincinnati Museum Center ©
Cincinnati Museum Center
Tri-State Warbird Museum ©
Tri-State Warbird Museum

8
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Appreciate the collections at Toledo Museum of Art and National Museum of the Great Lakes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toledo: Leisure Time Winery (in Napoleon), Stoney Ridge Winery (in Bryan) and Sauder Village (in Archbold). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, examine the collection at Blair Museum of Lithophanes, do a tasting at Put-in-Bay Winery, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old West End.

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Drive from Dayton to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Toledo are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Findlay, Put in Bay, Oregon, Perrysburg
Highlights from your plan
Snook's Dream Cars ©
Snook's Dream Cars
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
National Museum of the Great Lakes ©
National Museum of the Great Lakes

7
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Appreciate the collections at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Oberlin Heritage Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sandusky: Wakeman (Vermilion Valley Vineyards & Matus Winery), Oberlin (Gingko Gallery & Allen Memorial Art Museum) and Mansfield (B&O Bike Trail, The Blueberry Patch, & more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Cedar Point, examine the collection at Liberty Aviation Museum, kick back and relax at Main Street Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Milan Historical Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sandusky attractions tool .

Take a train from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canton.

Things to do in Sandusky

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Mansfield, Oberlin, Marblehead, Berlin Heights, Wakeman
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Milan Historical Museum ©
Milan Historical Museum

7
nights
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center and MAPS Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canton: Ashery Country Store (in Fredericksburg), Baltic Mill Winery (in Baltic) and Dover (Auman Museum of Radio and Television, Breitenbach Winery, & more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at The Black Sheep Vineyard, hunt for treasures at Rogers Community Auction, experience rural life at Guggisberg Cheese Factory, and admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Cambridge Glass.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canton trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Sandusky to Canton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Canton

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dover, Akron, Zoar Village State Memorial, MAPS Air Museum, Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
Baltic Mill Winery ©
Baltic Mill Winery
MAPS Air Museum ©
MAPS Air Museum

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and A Christmas Story House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Geneva (Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Hundley Cellars, & more), White House Chocolates (in Middlefield) and Debonne Vineyards (in Madison). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeview Park, and try to win big at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland online attractions planner .

You can drive from Canton to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cleveland are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva, Hudson Historic District, Acacia Reservation, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Emerine Estates
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House

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