8 days in Central Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Central Ohio Itinerary

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8 days in Central Ohio Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Columbus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Marion
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Cleveland

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at North Market Farmer's Market, and engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planner .

Cleveland to Columbus is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marion.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Inniswood Metro Gardens, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

3
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Marion County, Ohio, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Marion side-trips: Honda Heritage Center (in Marysville), Delaware (Gallant Farm Preserve & Delaware State Park) and Ohio Caverns (in West Liberty). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Harding Presidential Sites, hike along Kokosing Gap Trail, admire the local landmark of Veterans Memorial Park, and walk around Ariel-Foundation Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marion day trip site .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Marion takes 1.5 hours. In July in Marion, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Vernon, Delaware, Honda Heritage Center, Ohio Caverns
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Ohio Caverns ©
Ohio Caverns
Harding Presidential Sites ©
Harding Presidential Sites
Veterans Memorial Park ©
Veterans Memorial Park