5 days in Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive
3
Columbus
— 1 night
Fly

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Cleveland

— 2 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Huntington Beach. Get outdoors at Common Ground Canopy Tours and Main Street Beach. Step out of Cleveland to go to Lorain and see Lorain Lighthouse, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland journey planner.

New York City to Cleveland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Cleveland sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 1 night
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then make a splash at Cedar Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sandusky trip planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 28th (Fri), take a stroll through Short North Arts District, then take a stroll through Easton Town Center, then see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of German Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planner.

Getting from Sandusky to Columbus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Ohio travel guide

4.2
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.