6 days in Ohio Itinerary

6 days in Ohio Itinerary

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6 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Columbus
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planner.

San Francisco to Cleveland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cleveland due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Cleveland at 80°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ©
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hocking Hills State Park and German Village. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell), Zipline (in Rockbridge) and National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Easton Town Center, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hocking Hills State Park, Zipline, National Museum of the US Air Force, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park
German Village ©
German Village

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