7 days in Ohio Itinerary

7 days in Ohio Itinerary

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7 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h
1
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dayton
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
When in Cleveland, make a side trip to see Cedar Point in Sandusky, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, steep yourself in history at West Side Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland day trip app .

New York City to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In December, Cleveland is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 42°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cedar Point, Bay Lanes Bowling
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Rockhouse, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take a stroll through Easton Town Center. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Columbus sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Zipline, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Rockhouse, Inniswood Metro Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Room Escape Games
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

2
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, then steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then get your game on at Miami Valley Gaming, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Star Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball, get your game on at Houdini's Room Escape, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jungle Jim's International Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dayton holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Dayton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Dayton sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Fun & Games Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jungle Jim's International Market, Houdini's Room Escape, Miami Valley Gaming, Lucky Star Brewery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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