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
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Dayton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Columbus
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and then stroll around The Mall. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, then walk around Cleveland Metroparks, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland online travel route builder .

New York City to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo, and then walk around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo journey planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cleveland in September since evenings lows in Toledo dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo

1
night
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Miami Valley Gaming, then get outside with Dayton Dragons Baseball, then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Dayton National Cemetery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dayton trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Toledo to Dayton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Dayton are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Dayton

Outdoors Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Miami Valley Gaming
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Dayton National Cemetery ©
Dayton National Cemetery

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hocking Hills State Park and Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster), Zipline (in Rockbridge) and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave, get to know the fascinating history of German Village, take a stroll through Easton Town Center, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Columbus vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Dayton to Columbus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Hocking Hills State Park, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Scioto Grove Metro Park, Jet Pack Water Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

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