8 days in Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Ohio Itinerary

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8 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vermilion
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Dayton

1
night
Columbus

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 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, then browse the exhibits of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Short North Arts District. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of German Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cantwell Cliffs, and then make a trip to Rockhouse.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Columbus travel route planning tool .

Dayton to Columbus is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Logan, Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
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Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum ©
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
Cantwell Cliffs ©
Cantwell Cliffs
Rockhouse ©
Rockhouse

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Cambridge is a city in and the county seat of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. On the 8th (Wed), examine the collection at Warther Museum, steep yourself in history at John and Annie Glenn Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Wilds. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at David Warther Carvings, stop by Heini's Cheese Chalet, then experience rural life at Guggisberg Cheese Factory, and finally learn about winemaking at Baltic Mill Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cambridge trip planner .

Drive from Columbus to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. In August in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vermilion.

Things to do in Cambridge

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Millersburg, John and Annie Glenn Historic Site, David Warther Carvings, Warther Museum, Baltic Mill Winery
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John and Annie Glenn Historic Site ©
Baltic Mill Winery ©
Baltic Mill Winery
David Warther Carvings ©
David Warther Carvings

2
nights
Vermilion

Vermilion ©
Vermilion is a city in Erie and Lorain counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, then learn about winemaking at Put-in-Bay Winery, and then steep yourself in history at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lakeview Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Main Street Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vermilion road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Vermilion takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vermilion are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Vermilion

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Lakeview Park
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Put-in-Bay Winery ©
Put-in-Bay Winery
Lakeview Park ©
Lakeview Park
Main Street Beach ©
Main Street Beach

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 12th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Maumee Bay State Park, then examine the collection at Imagination Station, and then explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Providence Metropark, then get engrossed in the history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and then explore and take pictures at Fifth Third Field.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toledo journey maker .

Traveling by car from Vermilion to Toledo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Providence Metropark, Maumee Bay State Park, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
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Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark

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