7 days in Port Clinton & Hilton Head Itinerary

7 days in Port Clinton & Hilton Head Itinerary

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7 days in Port Clinton & Hilton Head Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Port Clinton
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Port Clinton

Port Clinton ©
Port Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States, about 44 miles east of Toledo. On the 21st (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at African Safari Wildlife Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, and then look for gifts at Cheese Haven. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, then visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at East Harbor State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Clinton day trip tool .

Detroit to Port Clinton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Port Clinton

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Marblehead, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Highlights from your plan
African Safari Wildlife Park ©
African Safari Wildlife Park
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

4
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step out of Hilton Head with an excursion to Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Port Clinton to Hilton Head in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Port Clinton in July, with highs in Hilton Head at 89°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hunting Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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