5 days in Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

5 days in Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

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5 days in Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
bus:  2​h
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Columbus
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
End: Cincinnati

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Easton Town Center, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Columbus Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of The Ohio Statehouse, and then get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI).

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus online trip itinerary planner

Cincinnati to Columbus is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive. January in Columbus sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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Room Escape Games
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the U.S. Air Force). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, meet the residents at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Houdini’s Room Escape, and look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati tour itinerary planner

Take a bus from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton, Miami Valley Gaming
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino
Miami Valley Gaming ©
Miami Valley Gaming

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