7 days in Ohio Itinerary

7 days in Ohio Itinerary

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7 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Drive:  1​h
1
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Cleveland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Sandusky
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Dayton

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Lebanon (Miami Valley Gaming & Glendower Historic Mansion), EnterTRAINment Junction (in West Chester) and Dayton (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force & Carillon Historical Park). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Fountain Square, and stroll through Smale Riverfront Park.

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Dayton to Cincinnati is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dayton, Lebanon, EnterTRAINment Junction
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and finally try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planning website .

Fly from Cincinnati to Cleveland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
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

1
night
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): meet the residents at African Safari Wildlife Park, then admire all the interesting features of Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park, and then find something for the whole family at Cedar Point.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Sandusky online route planner .

Traveling by train from Cleveland to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

African Safari Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
African Safari Wildlife Park ©
African Safari Wildlife Park
Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park ©
Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 1st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, meet the residents at Toledo Zoo, then let little ones run wild at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Toledo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Toledo sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo

1
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Ohio Stadium, admire all the interesting features of Ohio State University, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and finally take a stroll through Easton Town Center.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus day trip tool .

Getting from Toledo to Columbus by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Inniswood Metro Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Inniswood Metro Gardens ©
Inniswood Metro Gardens
Room Escape Games
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

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