7 days in Ohio Itinerary

7 days in Ohio Itinerary

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7 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Columbus
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sandusky
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Dayton

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Book Loft and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Ash Cave and The Wilds. Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Warther Museum (in Dover), Armstrong Air & Space Museum (in Wapakoneta) and Ohio Caverns (in West Liberty). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Short North Arts District, appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, and immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Columbus trip planning site .

Dayton to Columbus is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Columbus are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hocking Hills State Park, Warther Museum, The Wilds, Ash Cave, Armstrong Air & Space Museum
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Short North Arts District ©
Short North Arts District
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
Ohio Caverns ©
Ohio Caverns

1
night
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Cheese Haven, see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at East Harbor State Park.

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

You can drive from Columbus to Sandusky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sandusky are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Marblehead, Cheese Haven
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Merry-Go-Round Museum ©
Merry-Go-Round Museum
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
East Harbor State Park ©
East Harbor State Park

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, immerse yourself in nature at Maumee Bay State Park, and then explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Sauder Village, learn about winemaking at Put-in-Bay Winery, and then appreciate the history behind Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Toledo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Nature Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Maumee Bay State Park, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Sauder Village
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Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
Sauder Village ©
Sauder Village

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