5 days in Ohio, Indiana & Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Ohio, Indiana & Virginia Itinerary

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— 1 night
Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Virginia Beach
— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel, then get engrossed in the history at Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, then make a trip to Squire's Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Kirtland. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at International Women's Air & Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at Steamship William G. Mather, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral.

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New York City to Cleveland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Wayne

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Museum.

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You can drive from Cleveland to Fort Wayne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cleveland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fort Wayne, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Virginia Beach

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Hampton Roads Naval Museum, then get engrossed in the history at MacArthur Memorial, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally go for a walk through King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then examine the collection at Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

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Fly from Fort Wayne to Virginia Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fort Wayne in August since evenings lows in Virginia Beach dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Ohio travel guide

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.

Indiana travel guide

Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.