46 days in Ohio Itinerary

46 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio trip itinerary planner

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Toledo
— 5 nights
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Sandusky
— 4 nights
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Cleveland
— 4 nights
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Akron
— 4 nights
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Youngstown
— 4 nights
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Canton
— 4 nights
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Zanesville
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Dayton
— 4 nights
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Cincinnati
— 6 nights
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Toledo

— 5 nights
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Motown Museum and National Museum of the Great Lakes. Get outdoors at Maumee Bay State Park and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toledo: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (in Grosse Pointe Shores) and Detroit (Detroit Historical Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, get a taste of the local shopping with Ciolinos, admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, and stop by Boyds Retro Candy Store.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Toledo attractions planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Toledo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Toledo is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in Toledo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 4 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Merry-Go-Round Museum and Liberty Aviation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sandusky: Put in Bay (Butterfly House & Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial) and Kingwood Center Gardens (in Mansfield). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at East Harbor State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Back to the Wild, and examine the collection at Sandusky Maritime Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandusky vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 4 nights

Forest City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Explore hidden gems such as Lake View Cemetery and Heinen's Downtown. Step out of Cleveland to go to Chagrin Falls and see Chagrin Waterfalls, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial, stroll the grounds of Erie Street Cemetery, make a trip to Wade Memorial Chapel, and examine the collection at Steamship William G. Mather.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cleveland are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akron.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Akron

— 4 nights
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Brandywine Falls. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dr. Bob's Gravesite and Glendale Cemetery. Step out of Akron to go to Ashland and see Grandpa's Cheesebarn, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, hike along Springfield Bog, identify plant and animal life at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Valley Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akron day trip planning website.

You can drive from Cleveland to Akron in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akron are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Youngstown.

Things to do in Akron

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Youngstown

— 4 nights
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County. Let the collections at Bicycle Heaven and Randyland capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Learning and Senator John Heinz History Center. Step out of Youngstown with an excursion to Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Butler Institute of American Art, stop by White House Fruit Farm Inc., explore the engaging exhibits at OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Youngstown trip planning tool.

Getting from Akron to Youngstown by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Youngstown can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Canton.

Things to do in Youngstown

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canton

— 4 nights
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to West Virginia Penitentiary and Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". Get a sense of the local culture at Gervasi Vineyard and McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Canton side-trips: Yoder's Amish Home (in Millersburg), Auman Museum of Radio and Television (in Dover) and Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center (in Berlin). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Canton Classic Car Museum, wander the streets of Historic Ridgewood, and stop by The Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Canton online holiday maker.

Getting from Youngstown to Canton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Canton are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zanesville.

Things to do in Canton

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zanesville

— 2 nights
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Wilds, and then admire the majestic nature at Salt Fork State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Historic Roscoe Village and then take in the dramatic scenery at Honey Run Waterfall.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zanesville online trip builder.

You can drive from Canton to Zanesville in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Zanesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens

— 4 nights
Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and Moonville Tunnel. Get a sense of the local culture at Mothman Museum and West Virginia State Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Washington's Western Lands Museum (in Ravenswood), Charleston (West Virginia State Capitol & Capitol Market) and The Mason Jar (in Point Pleasant). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave, and admire the masterpieces at Kennedy Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens road trip planner.

Getting from Zanesville to Athens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Columbus

— 4 nights

The Discovery City

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.
Visiting Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and Hayden Falls Park will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Ohio Craft Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Arena District, contemplate the long history of Kelton House Museum & Garden, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village.

Discover how to plan a Columbus trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Athens to Columbus takes 1.5 hours. July in Columbus sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dayton

— 4 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carillon Historical Park and Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum. Let the collections at National Museum of the US Air Force and The Wright Cycle Company Complex capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball, pause for some photo ops at Dayton National Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co..

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dayton driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Columbus to Dayton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Dayton, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 6 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Muhammad Ali Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Louisville (21c Museum Hotel & Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co), U.S. Grant Birthplace (in Point Pleasant) and Kentucky Artisan Distillery (in Crestwood). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Taft Museum of Art, stop by Mount Adams, see the interesting displays at American Sign Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cincinnati online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dayton to Cincinnati in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.