6 days in Dayton, Columbus & Toledo Itinerary

6 days in Dayton, Columbus & Toledo Itinerary

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6 days in Dayton, Columbus & Toledo Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dayton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Appleton

1
night
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dayton trip planner.

Appleton to Dayton is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Appleton to Dayton. In July, daytime highs in Dayton are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

2
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
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 31st (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of German Village, get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), then take a stroll through Short North Arts District, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Easton Town Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Dayton to Columbus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Zipline
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Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center
Zipline
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, and then kick back and relax at Maumee Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Sauder Village, stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Maumee Bay Brew Pub.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Toledo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maumee Bay State Park, Sauder Village
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Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

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