8 days in Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Dayton
— 2 nights
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
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Sandusky
— 1 night
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Toledo
— 1 night

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Dayton

Dayton ©

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. National Museum of the US Air Force and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Calvary Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at Dayton National Cemetery.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dayton trip itinerary builder website.

Newark to Dayton is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dayton, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 14th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockbridge tour website.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Rockbridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Rockbridge, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure
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Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve

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Cleveland

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tallmadge Church Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and finally stroll the grounds of Dr. Bob's Gravesite. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with West Side Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rockbridge to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rockbridge in August since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

1
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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison Birthplace, then identify plant and animal life at Castalia Quarry Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sandusky day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Thomas Edison Birthplace ©
Thomas Edison Birthplace

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Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 18th (Sun), stroll around Providence Metropark, walk around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, and then steep yourself in history at The 577 Foundation.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Toledo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Toledo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The 577 Foundation ©
The 577 Foundation
Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

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