5 days in Indiana & Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Indiana & Ohio Itinerary

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5 days in Indiana & Ohio Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Hammond
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Detroit

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Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Zig-E's Funland and then try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond.

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Detroit to Hammond is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Hammond

Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Zig-E's Funland
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Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond
Zig-E's Funland ©
Zig-E's Funland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Easton Town Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then wander the streets of German Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Blacklick Woods Metro Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Columbus Zoo, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hammond to Columbus takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hammond in December: high temperatures in Columbus hover around 43°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Columbus Zoo, Zipline
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Zipline
Columbus Zoo ©
Columbus Zoo
Blacklick Woods Metro Park ©
Blacklick Woods Metro Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, steep yourself in history at West Side Market, and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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West Side Market ©
West Side Market
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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