7 days in Ohio Itinerary

7 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive
3
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dayton
— 1 night
Drive
5
Columbus
— 2 nights
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Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then contemplate the long history of Heinen's Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): walk around The Mall, then contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial, then browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and finally try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner.

Nashville to Cleveland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Cleveland is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in July, you will find days in Cleveland are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Shopping

Sandusky

— 1 night
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, then get in on the family fun at Cedar Point, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Osborn Recreation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandusky online trip maker.

You can drive from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

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Toledo

— 1 night
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 14th (Wed), learn the secrets of beer at The HandleBar Toledo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toledo Zoo, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip planning app.

You can drive from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Toledo are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Toledo

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dayton online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Dayton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dayton are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Dayton

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, don't miss a visit to Rockhouse, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally head outdoors with Jet Pack Water Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, then stop by Helen Winnemore's, and finally pedal to the sights with Pedal Wagon Columbus.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Dayton to Columbus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.