8 days in Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Ohio Itinerary

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8 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dayton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rockbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cleveland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Sandusky
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of the US Air Force and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Popular historic sites such as Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park and stroll the grounds of Dayton National Cemetery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dayton online holiday planner .

Newark to Dayton is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Dayton. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cincinnati
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

1
night
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.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockbridge online trip maker .

Drive from Dayton to Rockbridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rockbridge are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then contemplate the long history of James A. Garfield National Historic Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cleveland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rockbridge to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rockbridge in August since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Akron, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Tallmadge Church Historic Site
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
night
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Thomas Edison Birthplace, then look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandusky trip site .

You can take a train from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Sandusky sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Castalia Quarry Reserve, Thomas Edison Birthplace
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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Thomas Edison Birthplace ©
Thomas Edison Birthplace

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Providence Metropark, then stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, and then contemplate the long history of The 577 Foundation.

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

Drive from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

The 577 Foundation, Providence Metropark
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark

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