8 days in Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Ohio Itinerary

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8 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h
1
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Logan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dayton
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It doesn't end there: make a trip to University Circle.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland road trip app .

Minneapolis to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Cleveland. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cleveland, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Marblehead, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
University Circle ©
University Circle

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Maumee Bay State Park, steep yourself in history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art. On your second day here, wander the streets of Sauder Village, then do a tasting at Put-in-Bay Winery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Toledo trip planning tool .

Drive from Cleveland to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Toledo, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Logan.

Things to do in Toledo

Outdoors Museums Nature

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Maumee Bay State Park, Sauder Village
Highlights from your plan
Sauder Village ©
Sauder Village
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art

2
nights
Logan

Logan ©
Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, trek along Cedar Falls Hiking Trail, and then make a trip to Rockhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): Head underground at Ash Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Logan day trip planning app .

You can drive from Toledo to Logan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Logan sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Logan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Hocking Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park

1
night
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, then examine the collection at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., then contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dayton road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Logan to Dayton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dayton are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

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