8 days in Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Ohio Itinerary

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8 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h
1
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dayton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
End: New York City

1
night
Columbus

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 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Towers Hall and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the masterpieces at Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, and then admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Columbus online travel route builder .

New York City to Columbus is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Columbus to be a bit cooler, temps between 43°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Westerville, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Zipline
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Zipline
Room Escape Games
Inniswood Metro Gardens ©
Inniswood Metro Gardens

3
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dayton: Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House (in Springfield), Cincinnati (Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Immaculata Church, & more) and Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, stop by Esther Price Fine Chocolates, get outside with Dayton Dragons Baseball, and contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dayton online travel planner .

Getting from Columbus to Dayton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Dayton sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, Cincinnati Nature Center
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, then explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toledo travel site .

You can drive from Dayton to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Maumee Bay Brew Pub ©
Maumee Bay Brew Pub

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Girdled Road Reservation, then make a trip to Toboggan Chutes, and then stroll around Rocky River Reservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): enjoy some friendly competition at Bay Lanes Bowling, then stroll around Cleveland Metroparks, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland route planning tool .

You can drive from Toledo to Cleveland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Girdled Road Reservation, Bay Lanes Bowling, St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Toboggan Chutes
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks ©
Cleveland Metroparks
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling

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