50 days in Ohio Itinerary

50 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio travel planner

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Toledo
— 5 nights
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Sandusky
— 4 nights
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Cleveland
— 4 nights
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Akron
— 3 nights
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Youngstown
— 4 nights
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Canton
— 4 nights
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Zanesville
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Dayton
— 4 nights
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Cincinnati
— 7 nights
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Toledo

— 5 nights
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Let the collections at Motown Museum and Toledo Museum of Art capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Edsel & Eleanor Ford House are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toledo: Detroit (Detroit Historical Museum & Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History), Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (in Oak Harbor) and River Raisin Territorial Park (in Monroe). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Maumee Bay State Park, stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, make a trip to Veteran's Glass City Skyway, and shop like a local with Ciolinos.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Toledo route maker app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Toledo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Toledo. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Toledo to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 4 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Take a break from the city and head to East Harbor State Park and Back to the Wild. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Kingwood Center Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sandusky: Put in Bay (Butterfly House & Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse, find something for the whole family at Cedar Point, and take an in-depth tour of Liberty Aviation Museum.

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You can drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as Lake View Cemetery and Wade Memorial Chapel are in your itinerary. When in Cleveland, make a side trip to see Chagrin Waterfalls in Chagrin Falls, approximately Chagrin Falls away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, examine the collection at Steamship William G. Mather, and step aboard USS Cod Submarine Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akron.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Akron

— 3 nights
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Dr. Bob's Gravesite. Visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Springfield Bog will get you outdoors. Step out of Akron to go to Ashland and see Grandpa's Cheesebarn, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls, see the interesting displays at Nativity Museum and replica of Bethlehem's cave, identify plant and animal life at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, and stroll the grounds of Glendale Cemetery.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akron trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Akron takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Youngstown.

Things to do in Akron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Youngstown

— 4 nights
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bicycle Heaven and The Butler Institute of American Art. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cathedral of Learning and Randyland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Youngstown: Rivers of Steel (in Homestead) and Pittsburgh (Senator John Heinz History Center & Carnegie Museum of Natural History). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Fellows Riverside Gardens and see the sky in a new way at Ward Beecher Planetarium.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Youngstown vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Akron to Youngstown takes an hour. In June in Youngstown, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Canton.

Things to do in Youngstown

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Canton

— 4 nights
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gervasi Vineyard and McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Warther Museum and Breitenbach Winery. Explore Canton's surroundings by going to David Warther Carvings (in Sugarcreek), Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center (in Berlin) and Yoder's Amish Home (in Millersburg). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Canton Classic Car Museum, look for gifts at Lehman's, and take a stroll through Historic Ridgewood.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Canton trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Youngstown to Canton in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Canton are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zanesville.

Things to do in Canton

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zanesville

— 4 nights
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to The Wilds and West Virginia Penitentiary. Do your shopping at Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery and Unusual Junction. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanesville: Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum" (in Moundsville), Historic Roscoe Village (in Coshocton) and Honey Run Waterfall (in Howard). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Zanesville Museum of Art, take in the architecture and design of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

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Getting from Canton to Zanesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Zanesville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Zanesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Athens

— 4 nights
Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Ash Cave and West Virginia State Museum. Get some cultural insight at Mothman Museum and Kennedy Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Charleston (West Virginia State Capitol & Capitol Market), Heritage Farm Museum and Village (in Huntington) and The Mason Jar (in Point Pleasant). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, steep yourself in history at Moonville Tunnel, and get engrossed in the history at Washington's Western Lands Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zanesville to Athens takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbus

— 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and German Village. You'll explore and learn at Ohio History Center and Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Short North Arts District, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, learn about winemaking at Wyandotte Winery, and visit Arena District.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Columbus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Columbus takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Springfield

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Ferncliff Cemetery & Arboretum, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Ohio Caverns, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, and then learn more about the world around you at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield online travel planner.

Drive from Columbus to Springfield in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Springfield are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton

— 4 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of the US Air Force and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carillon Historical Park and Dayton Dragons Baseball. There's much more to do: examine the collection at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., look for gifts at Esther Price Fine Chocolates, get engrossed in the history at Greene County Historical Society Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Dayton Metro Library.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dayton vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Springfield to Dayton by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Cincinnati

— 7 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Get outdoors at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Redbird Hollow Preserve. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jungle Jim's Eastgate and 21c Museum Hotel. Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: Louisville (Cave Hill Cemetery & Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co), Serpent Mound (in Peebles) and Kentucky Artisan Distillery (in Crestwood). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at American Sign Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Mount Adams, snap pictures at Roebling Suspension Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Taft Museum of Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cincinnati travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Cincinnati takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.