8 days in Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
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Youngstown
— 1 night
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Cincinnati

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & Carillon Historical Park), Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and David's Cemetery (in Kettering). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, walk around Smale Riverfront Park, and stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati online trip itinerary planner.

Lexington to Cincinnati is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Cleveland

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland trip maker.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Cleveland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Youngstown.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Shopping

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Youngstown

Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Upton House, then contemplate the long history of Lanterman's Mill, then explore the world behind art at The Butler Institute of American Art, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Youngstown trip planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Youngstown by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Youngstown

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Old Man's Cave, identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rockbridge tour builder website.

Drive from Youngstown to Rockbridge in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Southern Ohio Museum, don't miss a visit to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, and then look for gifts at Ghosts in the Attic.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth road trip planning tool.

Getting from Rockbridge to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Shopping

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.