6 days in Ohio Itinerary

6 days in Ohio Itinerary

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6 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Lorain
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Dayton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sandusky
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Lorain
— 2 nights
End: Lorain

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Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center and then identify plant and animal life at Cox Arboretum MetroPark.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dayton day trip planning tool .

Lorain to Dayton is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In April in Dayton, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Dayton

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cox Arboretum MetroPark
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Cox Arboretum MetroPark ©
Cox Arboretum MetroPark

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Book Loft, wander the streets of Arena District, and then have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Dayton to Columbus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Columbus

Nightlife Neighborhoods Shopping
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Book Loft ©
Book Loft
Arena District ©
Arena District
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing

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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, then enjoy the sea views from Port Clinton Lighthouse, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison Birthplace, then learn about winemaking at Firelands Winery, and finally stop by Toft's.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sandusky road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Sandusky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Columbus in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sandusky: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lorain.

Things to do in Sandusky

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Clinton Lighthouse, Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery, Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, Thomas Edison Birthplace, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
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Magee Marsh Wildlife Area ©
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Thomas Edison Birthplace ©
Thomas Edison Birthplace

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Lorain

Lorain ©
Lorain is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. On the 5th (Fri), look for gifts at Fligner's Market, then identify plant and animal life at French Creek Reservation, then make a trip to Lorain Harbor Light (Lighthouse), and finally admire the natural beauty at Schoepfle Garden.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lorain trip tool .

Getting from Sandusky to Lorain by car takes about an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lorain

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandy Ridge Reservation, Schoepfle Garden, French Creek Reservation
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French Creek Reservation ©
French Creek Reservation
Sandy Ridge Reservation ©
Sandy Ridge Reservation
Fligner's Market ©
Fligner's Market

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