8 days in Northwest Ohio & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Ohio & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

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Toledo
— 1 night
Taxi to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Ferry to Put in Bay
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Put in Bay
— 1 night
Ferry
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Sandusky
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Fly

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Toledo

— 1 night
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 7th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The 577 Foundation, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Great Lakes, and then learn the secrets of beer at The HandleBar Toledo.

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Chicago to Toledo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Toledo. In July in Toledo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Toledo

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore South Bass Island, examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then learn about winemaking at Put-in-Bay Winery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Put in Bay trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Toledo to Put in Bay in 2 hours. In July in Put in Bay, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sandusky.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Sandusky

— 2 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 10th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at African Safari Wildlife Park, visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then get in on the family fun at Cedar Point. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Kalahari Waterparks.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sandusky travel planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Put in Bay to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry

— 3 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
When in Harpers Ferry, make a side trip to see Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, approximately Winchester away. On the 12th (Mon), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Sandusky to Harpers Ferry in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips