8 days in Ohio & Detroit Itinerary

8 days in Ohio & Detroit Itinerary

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Drive
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Dayton
— Few hours
Drive
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Logan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Toledo
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Drive to Laurel

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Dayton

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, then steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, and then stroll the grounds of Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dayton trip itinerary site.

Laurel to Dayton is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Logan.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Logan

Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Logan driving holiday planner.

Getting from Dayton to Logan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Logan

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Toledo

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cedar Point and Maumee Bay State Park. Get some historical perspective at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial and River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Toledo: Marblehead (Marblehead Lighthouse State Park & East Harbor State Park) and Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Toledo trip maker.

You can drive from Logan to Toledo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Fort Gratiot Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad and Motown Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (in Farmington) and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (in Ann Arbor). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, see the interesting displays at Detroit Historical Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit trip tool.

Getting from Toledo to Detroit by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ohio travel guide

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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.