9 days in Ohio & Ann Arbor Itinerary

9 days in Ohio & Ann Arbor Itinerary

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9 days in Ohio & Ann Arbor Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Cleveland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Columbus
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor) and Fellows Riverside Gardens (in Youngstown). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, hunt for treasures at West Side Market, try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, and walk around The Mall.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip itinerary builder website .

Philadelphia to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Fellows Riverside Gardens, James A. Garfield National Historic Site
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

1
night
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Liberty Aviation Museum, then see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum, and then make a splash at Cedar Point.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sandusky trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sandusky are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Liberty Aviation Museum
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Merry-Go-Round Museum ©
Merry-Go-Round Museum
Liberty Aviation Museum ©
Liberty Aviation Museum

2
nights
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), walk around Parker Mill Park, partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor, and then get outside with Crisler Center. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and finally look for gifts at Literati Bookstore.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ann Arbor day trip planner .

You can drive from Sandusky to Ann Arbor in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sandusky in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Ann Arbor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Outdoors Museums Trails

Side Trips

Dearborn, Detroit Institute of Arts
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Parker Mill Park ©
Parker Mill Park
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster), Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell) and Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, admire the landmark architecture of Ohio Statehouse, get your game on at Columbus Axe Throwing, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Columbus trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Ann Arbor to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Columbus when traveling from Ann Arbor in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Rockhouse, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Jet Pack Water Adventure, National Museum of the US Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Room Escape Games

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