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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Columbus
— 2 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force), Hawthorn Hill (in Oakwood (Montgomery County)) and Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, go all around town with City Tours, walk around Smale Riverfront Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip maker website.

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) to allow time 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.
On the 9th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Wade Memorial Chapel, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and finally walk around Voinovich Bicentennial Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland trip maker app.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Cleveland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cincinnati in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cleveland: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Youngstown.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

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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, contemplate the long history of Lanterman's Mill, then admire the masterpieces at The Butler Institute of American Art, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Youngstown day trip planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Youngstown in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Youngstown are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Youngstown

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Columbus

The Discovery City

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, then view the masterpieces at Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally don't miss a visit to Rockhouse. On your second day here, take a stroll through Easton Town Center, then indulge your taste buds at Pedal Wagon Columbus, and then savor the flavors at Columbus Food Adventures.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus trip maker site.

Drive from Youngstown to Columbus in 3 hours. Traveling from Youngstown in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Columbus, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

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.