9 days in Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

9 days in Columbus & Cincinnati Itinerary

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Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Rockhouse (in Logan), Nelsonville Emporium (in Nelsonville) and Zipline (in Rockbridge). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Pedal Wagon Columbus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Ohio Craft Museum.

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Eaton to Columbus is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 6 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence), Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & Dayton Dragons Baseball) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, have fun and explore at Cincinnati Museum Center, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati trip planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips