8 days in Plains & Northwest Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Plains & Northwest Ohio Itinerary

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Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Plains
— 1 night
Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Toledo
— 3 nights
Taxi to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Ferry to Put in Bay
Put in Bay
— 1 night
— 2 nights



— 1 night
Plains is a town in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maranatha Baptist Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at The Plains Train Depot.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Plains tour planner.

New York City to Plains is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. July in Plains sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Plains

Historic Sites · Museums


— 3 nights
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Get some historical perspective at The 577 Foundation and Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield. Explore hidden gems such as Toledo Museum of Art and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. Get out of town with these interesting Toledo side-trips: Oak Harbor (Black Swamp Bird Observatory & Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge). There's much more to do: stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, examine the collection at Glass Pavilion, and learn the secrets of beer at The HandleBar Toledo.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Toledo travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Plains to Toledo with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Plains in July; daily highs in Toledo reach 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Toledo

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Put in Bay

— 1 night
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, then do a tasting at Put-in-Bay Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Put in Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Toledo to Put in Bay in 2 hours. In July in Put in Bay, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Sandusky.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites


— 2 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse, stroll the grounds of Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Firelands Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve, take an in-depth tour of Thomas Edison Birthplace, and then identify plant and animal life at Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sandusky trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Put in Bay to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips