8 days in Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Ohio Itinerary

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8 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Toledo
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Sandusky
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Columbus
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
day
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, then look for gifts at Boyds Retro Candy Store, then see the interesting displays at Imagination Station, and finally explore and take pictures at Fifth Third Field.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Toledo vacation planner .

Detroit to Toledo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Toledo are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums Shopping
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Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Fifth Third Field ©
Fifth Third Field
Imagination Station ©
Imagination Station

1
night
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 7th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and then find something for the whole family at Cedar Point.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sandusky trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Toledo to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

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.
On the 8th (Mon), try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planner .

Getting from Sandusky to Cleveland by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

2
nights
Cincinnati

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Fountain Square, take an in-depth tour of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Miami Valley Gaming, then hunt for treasures at Jungle Jim's International Market, and then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Cincinnati, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jungle Jim's International Market, Miami Valley Gaming
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Room Escape Games
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Fountain Square ©
Fountain Square

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at German Village, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Rockhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take a stroll through Short North Arts District, and then explore and take pictures at Ohio Stadium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Columbus vacation planning app .

Traveling by bus from Cincinnati to Columbus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Columbus, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Museums Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, Rockhouse
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Zipline
Ohio Stadium ©
Ohio Stadium
Rockhouse ©
Rockhouse

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