8 days in Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Cincinnati — 2 nights

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and walk around Smale Riverfront Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cincinnati online trip builder.

Chicago to Cincinnati is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Cincinnati is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Columbus.
Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Side Trip

Columbus — 2 nights

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 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Rockhouse, then see the interesting displays at Georgian Museum, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, and then see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Columbus tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Columbus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Columbus sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure
Side Trips

Cleveland — 2 nights

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 20th (Mon), hunt for treasures at West Side Market, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then learn the secrets of beer at City Brew Tours Cleveland. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then contemplate the long history of Heinen's Downtown.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland online travel route planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Columbus in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Cleveland, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Sandusky.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Casinos

Sandusky — 1 night

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 22nd (Wed), cast your line with Fish On Charters and then make a splash at Cedar Point.

Make your Sandusky itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip

Ohio travel guide

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.