60 days in Ohio Itinerary

60 days in Ohio Itinerary

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60 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  2​h
1
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dayton
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Toledo
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Sandusky
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Cleveland
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Youngstown
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Dover
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Zanesville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Columbus
— 8 nights
End: Columbus

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System (in West Union), Serpent Mound (in Peebles) and Speed of Light Laser Tag (in Hillsboro). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, learn about winemaking at Pleasant Hill Vineyards, admire the majestic nature at Scioto Trail State Park, and pause for some photo ops at Mothman Statue.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth day trip app .

Columbus to Portsmouth is an approximately 2-hour car ride. July in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

John Rankin House, Mothman Statue, Scioto Trail State Park, White Gravel Mines, The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System
Highlights from your plan
White Gravel Mines ©
White Gravel Mines
Portsmouth Floodwall Mural ©
Portsmouth Floodwall Mural
Serpent Mound ©
Serpent Mound

8
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dayton: Cincinnati (Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, JACK Cincinnati Casino, & more), Kings Island (in Mason) and Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park (in Blue Ash). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, look for gifts at Esther Price Fine Chocolates, get outside with Dayton Dragons Baseball, and get your game on at Miami Valley Gaming.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dayton tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Dayton takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Lebanon, Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, Jungle Jim's International Market, Freedom Grove
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Kings Island ©
Kings Island

7
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Explore Toledo's surroundings by going to Sauder Village (in Archbold), Put in Bay (Put-in-Bay Winery, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, & more) and Leisure Time Winery (in Napoleon). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, admire the natural beauty at Toledo Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Great Lakes.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Toledo road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dayton to Toledo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Perrysburg, White Star Quarry, Leisure Time Winery, Perennial Plant Peddler
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
National Museum of the Great Lakes ©

6
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sandusky: Mansfield (Ohio Bird Sanctuary, B&O Bike Trail, & more), Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont) and Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum (in Put in Bay). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Cedar Point, contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, meet the residents at African Safari Wildlife Park, and examine the collection at Merry-Go-Round Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sandusky trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huron, Mansfield, Marblehead, Port Clinton, Thomas Edison Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Merry-Go-Round Museum ©
Merry-Go-Round Museum

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm), Brandywine Falls (in Sagamore Hills) and The Holden Arboretum (in Kirtland). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, make a trip to A Christmas Story House, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Sandusky to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Youngstown.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Akron, Brandywine Falls, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, The Holden Arboretum, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks ©
Cleveland Metroparks

7
nights
Youngstown

Youngstown ©
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Youngstown: Birdfish Brewing Co. (in Columbiana), Conneaut (Conneaut Township Park, Lakeview Park, & more) and Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail (in Lisbon). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, look for gifts at White House Fruit Farm Inc., explore the world behind art at The Butler Institute of American Art, and contemplate the long history of Lanterman's Mill.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Youngstown trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Cleveland to Youngstown in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Youngstown, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Youngstown

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Conneaut, Warren, Ashtabula, Berlin Center, National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Fellows Riverside Gardens ©
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
The Butler Institute of American Art ©

6
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Dover: The Farm at Walnut Creek (in Sugarcreek), MAPS Air Museum (in North Canton) and Manfull Orchards Farm Market (in Augusta). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Mohican State Park, relax in the rural setting at Hershberger Farm & Bakery, and stop by Heini's Cheese Chalet.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dover online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Youngstown to Dover takes 1.5 hours. In September in Dover, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zanesville.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Millersburg, Sugarcreek, Canton, Manfull Orchards Farm Market, Boss Bison Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
The Farm at Walnut Creek ©
The Farm at Walnut Creek
Yoder's Amish Home ©
Yoder's Amish Home

6
nights
Zanesville

Zanesville ©
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanesville: Medbery Marketplace (in Coshocton), Kokosing Gap Trail (in Mount Vernon) and Honey Run Waterfall (in Howard). And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at The Wilds, experience rural life at The Alpacas Of Spring Acres, delve into the lush surroundings at Licking county Bike trails, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanesville tour planner .

You can drive from Dover to Zanesville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Zanesville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Newark, Heath, McConnelsville, Marietta, Honey Run Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
The Wilds ©
The Wilds
Dawes Arboretum ©
Dawes Arboretum
Campus Martius Museum ©
Campus Martius Museum

8
nights
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.
Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Logan (Ash Cave, Rockhouse, & more), Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve) and Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, view the masterpieces at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Harding Presidential Sites.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus online journey planner .

Drive from Zanesville to Columbus in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Columbus are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Logan, Delaware, Rockbridge, Inniswood Metro Gardens, Prairie Oaks Metropark
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Room Escape Games
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing

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