5 days in Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Ohio Itinerary

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5 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Dayton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
For shopping fun, head to Cincinnati Premium Outlets or Esther Price Fine Chocolates. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the US Air Force and Dayton Art Institute. Change things up with these side-trips from Dayton: Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve (in Yellow Springs) and Heart of Ohio Antique Center (in Springfield). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, pause for some photo ops at Dayton National Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dayton online travel planner .

Houston to Dayton is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in September, with highs in Dayton at 78°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Dayton

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Yellow Springs, Cincinnati Premium Outlets, Heart of Ohio Antique Center
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Dayton Art Institute ©
Dayton Art Institute

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 18th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter and then hunt for treasures at Jungle Jim's International Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cincinnati tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dayton to Cincinnati takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Jungle Jim's International Market, Cincinnati Nature Center
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Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market
Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©

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