5 days in Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Ohio Itinerary

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5 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Marblehead
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rockbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Dayton
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
day
Marblehead

Marblehead ©
Marblehead is a village in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and then find something for the whole family at Cedar Point.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marblehead online travel planner .

Detroit to Marblehead is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In October in Marblehead, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Marblehead

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cedar Point
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State 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.
On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral, step aboard USS Cod Submarine Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate the long history of West Side Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, admire all the interesting features of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Squire's Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Marblehead to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cleveland are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Squire's Castle
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens ©
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

1
night
Rockbridge

Rockbridge ©
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 8th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then make a trip to Rockhouse.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rockbridge trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Cleveland to Rockbridge in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cleveland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rockbridge, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockhouse
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Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Zipline
Rockhouse ©
Rockhouse

1
night
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, contemplate the long history of SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, then examine the collection at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dayton trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rockbridge to Dayton takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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