7 days in Ohio Itinerary

7 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio journey builder

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Ferry to Put in Bay
Put in Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Drive to 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.
16-Bit Bar+Arcade has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Cantwell Cliffs and Cedar Falls Hiking Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at German Village and Ash Cave. Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Rockbridge (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park and examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Columbus trip planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Columbus. In September in Columbus, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips


— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Lake View Cemetery and USS Cod Submarine Memorial. Get outdoors at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Brandywine Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cleveland: Lorain Lighthouse (in Lorain) and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park (in Marblehead). There's more to do: try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Columbus to Cleveland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. September in Cleveland sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Cleveland

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Put in Bay

— 1 night
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly House, then do a tasting at Put-in-Bay Winery, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Put in Bay online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cleveland to Put in Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. September in Put in Bay sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries · Parks

Ohio travel guide

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.