8 days in Ohio & Detroit Itinerary

8 days in Ohio & Detroit Itinerary

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8 days in Ohio & Detroit Itinerary

Start: Laurel
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Dayton
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Logan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Toledo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
End: Laurel

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Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, then contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dayton holiday maker website .

Washington DC to Dayton is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Dayton to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Logan.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum
National Museum of the US Air Force ©

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night
Logan

Logan ©
Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 20th (Sat), whizz through the canopy 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.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Logan travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Dayton to Logan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Logan, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Logan

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zipline, Hocking Hills State Park
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Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave
Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park
Zipline

3
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Get some cultural insight at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Kids will enjoy East Harbor State Park and Maumee Bay State Park. Explore Toledo's surroundings by going to Cedar Point (in Sandusky), Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay) and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park (in Marblehead). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip maker tool .

You can drive from Logan to Toledo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Toledo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marblehead, Maumee Bay State Park, River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Cedar Point
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3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edsel & Eleanor Ford House and Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad. Fort Gratiot Lighthouse and The Cathedral Church of St. Paul will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (in Ann Arbor) and Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (in Farmington). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church, and contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Detroit tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Toledo to Detroit in an hour. Another option is to 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

Side Trips

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Detroit Zoo, Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House ©
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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