7 days in Ohio Itinerary

7 days in Ohio Itinerary

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7 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dayton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
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 6th (Sun): admire the striking features of Ohio Statehouse, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rockhouse, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then make a trip to Easton Town Center.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Columbus trip planner .

Pittsburgh to Columbus is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Columbus are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Zipline, Rockhouse
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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.
On the 8th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Miami Valley Gaming, then contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and finally walk around Hills and Dales MetroPark. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Pines Pet Cemetery and Cremation Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jungle Jim's International Market, and then head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dayton trip maker tool .

Drive from Columbus to Dayton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Dayton, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lebanon, Hills and Dales MetroPark, Jungle Jim's International Market
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Miami Valley Gaming ©
Miami Valley Gaming

3
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. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, stroll around Cleveland Metroparks, and don't miss a visit to A Christmas Story House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland online holiday builder .

Getting from Dayton to Cleveland by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cedar Point, Fellows Riverside Gardens
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

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