5 days in Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio trip itinerary planner

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Port Clinton
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Columbus
— 1 night
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Dayton
— 1 night
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Port Clinton

— 1 night
Port Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States, about 44 miles east of Toledo. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Liberty Aviation Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then shop like a local with Ferguson's Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, then admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Glass Pavilion.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Clinton trip planner.

Indianapolis to Port Clinton is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Port Clinton can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Port Clinton

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 1 night

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 30th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Clinton to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites

Columbus

— 1 night

The Discovery City

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 31st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Short North Arts District.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Columbus road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Columbus sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, then see the interesting displays at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., then steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Dayton National Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dayton trip planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Dayton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dayton are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites

Ohio travel guide

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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.