5 days in Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Ohio Itinerary

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— Few hours
— 2 nights
Drive to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Ferry to Put in Bay
Put in Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Drive to Cleveland
— 1 night



Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park and then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Dayton online trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC to Dayton is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Dayton to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Logan.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites


Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with Jet Pack Water Adventure, and then identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Moonville Tunnel, trek along Cedar Falls Hiking Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Logan road trip planning app.

Drive from Dayton to Logan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Logan can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Logan

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Put in Bay

Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. On the 25th (Thu), do a tasting at Put-in-Bay Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly House, and then pause for some photo ops at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Put in Bay planning website.

Getting from Logan to Put in Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In July in Put in Bay, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites


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.
On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Put in Bay to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Museums

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.