5 days in Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Ohio Itinerary

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5 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  2​h
1
Sandusky
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Columbus
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
day
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Liberty Aviation Museum and then make a splash at Cedar Point.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sandusky trip planning website .

Detroit to Sandusky is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Liberty Aviation Museum
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Liberty Aviation Museum ©
Liberty Aviation Museum

1
night
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 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, walk around Cleveland Metroparks, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip builder .

Traveling by train from Sandusky to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cleveland are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Ohio Statehouse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Easton Town Center, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Columbus road trip planning site .

Drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, National Museum of the US Air Force
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Zipline
Room Escape Games

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