60 days in Ohio Itinerary

60 days in Ohio Itinerary

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60 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Columbus
1
Columbus
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Zanesville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dover
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Put in Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Toledo
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Sandusky
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Cleveland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Youngstown
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Marietta
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Cincinnati
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
End: Columbus

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Doll and Toy Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Easton Town Center and Morgan House Gift Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbus: Ash Cave (in Logan), Chestnut Ridge (in Carroll) and Kiser Lake State Park (in Conover). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, get to know the fascinating history of German Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph Cathedral, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Blacklick Woods Metro Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Columbus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zanesville.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Kiser Lake State Park, Char-Mar Ridge Preserve
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Zanesville

Zanesville ©
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. Let the collections at Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery and Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and National Road Zane Grey Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Zanesville side-trips: John and Annie Glenn Historic Site (in New Concord), The Wilds (in Cumberland) and Great Circle Earthworks (in Heath). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, get outside with AEP ReCreation Land, and tee off at The Virtues Golf Club.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanesville trip builder site .

You can drive from Columbus to Zanesville in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Dover.

Things to do in Zanesville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Newark, John and Annie Glenn Historic Site, National Road Zane Grey Museum, AEP ReCreation Land, Honey Run Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
The Wilds ©
The Wilds
National Road Zane Grey Museum ©
National Road Zane Grey Museum
John and Annie Glenn Historic Site ©

5
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum and Hoover Historical Center. Let the collections at Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center and Warther Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dover: Baltic Mill Winery (in Baltic), Canton Classic Car Museum (in Canton) and North Canton (Studio Arts & Glass & MAPS Air Museum). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Wilderness Center, do a tasting at French Ridge Vineyards, examine the collection at David Warther Carvings, and stop by Ashery Country Store.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dover trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Zanesville 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 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Dover

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Canton, Sugarcreek, Zoar Village State Memorial, Canton Classic Car Museum, Spring Hill Historic Home
Highlights from your plan
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
MAPS Air Museum ©
MAPS Air Museum
Canton Classic Car Museum ©
Canton Classic Car Museum

5
nights
Put in Bay

Put in Bay ©
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Visit Edsel & Eleanor Ford House and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Put-in-Bay Winery and Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Put in Bay: Kelleys Island State Park (in Kelleys Island), Detroit (Motown Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, & more) and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly House, tee off at Sycamore Hills Golf Club, get a new perspective on nature at Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Ottawa County Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Put in Bay trip itinerary app .

Getting from Dover to Put in Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Toledo.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Detroit, Ottawa County Museum, Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Kelleys Island State Park, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House ©
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

7
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of the Great Lakes and The Henry Ford. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oak Openings Preserve Metropark and Maumee Bay State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toledo: State Street (in Ann Arbor), Archbold (Sauder Village & Goll Woods State Nature Preserve) and Greenfield Village (in Dearborn). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, stroll through W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, sample the tasty concoctions at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Toledo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Put in Bay to Toledo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Dearborn, Archbold, Perrysburg, Snook's Dream Cars, Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park

4
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Get some cultural insight at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park. Visiting Main Street Beach and Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve will get you outdoors. Explore Sandusky's surroundings by going to Gingko Gallery (in Oberlin) and Lowe Volk Nature Center (in Crestline). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Cedar Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferguson's Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Thomas Edison Birthplace.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sandusky trip maker site .

You can drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Huron, Marblehead, Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve, Gingko Gallery, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Thomas Edison Birthplace ©
Thomas Edison Birthplace

7
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.
Head to West Side Market and White House Chocolatesfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like James A. Garfield National Historic Site and Cleveland Metroparks. Venture out of the city with trips to Hundley Cellars (in Geneva), Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, & more) and Lake Erie Bluffs (in Perry). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, stroll through Lakeview Park, and kick back and relax at Huntington Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cleveland online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Sandusky to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Youngstown.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akron, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Hundley Cellars, Lakeview Park, St Dominic Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm ©
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

7
nights
Youngstown

Youngstown ©
Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at White House Fruit Farm Inc. and Mill Creek Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Butler Institute of American Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to John Stark Edwards House and Museum (Trumbull County Historical Society) (in Warren), Buttermilk Falls Park (in Beaver Falls) and Pittsburgh (Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Mount Washington, & more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Guilford Lake State Park, hunt for treasures at Rogers Community Auction, and look for all kinds of wild species at Noah's Lost Ark, Inc..

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Youngstown online travel planner .

Drive from Cleveland to Youngstown in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Youngstown when traveling from Cleveland in October, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marietta.

Things to do in Youngstown

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Pittsburgh, Lisbon, Buttermilk Falls Park, John Stark Edwards House and Museum (Trumbull County Historical Society), Noah's Lost Ark, Inc.
Highlights from your plan
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park
Carnegie Museum of Natural History ©
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center

7
nights
Marietta

Marietta ©
Marietta is a city in and the county seat of Washington County, Ohio, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Appalachian Glass and West Virginia Penitentiary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal and Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal. Change things up with these side-trips from Marietta: Weston (Lambert's Vintage Wines & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum), West Virginia State Wildlife Center (in French Creek) and Blenko Glass Co (in Milton). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption, look for all kinds of wild species at McDonough Wildlife Refuge, and steep yourself in history at Pricketts Fort State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marietta trip planning website .

You can drive from Youngstown to Marietta in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Marietta can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Marietta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Moundsville, Weston, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, McDonough Wildlife Refuge, Blenko Glass Co
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary

7
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and Cardboard Boat Museum. Get some cultural insight at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Carillon Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: U.S. Grant Birthplace (in Point Pleasant), Kentucky Horse Park (in Lexington) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, grab your bike and head to Great Miami River Trail, stroll the grounds of Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Cincinnati Museum Center.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati online trip planner .

Getting from Marietta to Cincinnati by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton, Frankfort, Ark Encounter, Kentucky Horse Park, Cincinnati Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©

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