9 days in Ohio Itinerary

9 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio travel planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Columbus
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Columbus
— 1 night
Drive
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toledo
— 3 nights
Taxi to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Ferry to Put in Bay
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Put in Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Millersburg
— 1 night
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Drive to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Ontario

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Columbus

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village. On your second day here, engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), then take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Short North Arts District.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Columbus route planner.

Ontario to Columbus is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ontario to Columbus. When traveling from Ontario in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Columbus: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, and then visit Historic Little Italy in Cleveland. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and then contemplate the long history of James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cleveland trip maker.

Drive from Columbus to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Cleveland sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Toledo

— 3 nights
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Appreciate the collections at Toledo Museum of Art and Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Go for a jaunt from Toledo to Archbold to see Sauder Village about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Maumee Bay State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toledo road trip planning tool.

Drive from Cleveland to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Toledo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly House, then learn about winemaking at Put-in-Bay Winery, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Put in Bay journey builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Toledo to Put in Bay in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Put in Bay can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Millersburg.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Millersburg

— 1 night
Millersburg is a village in and the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Yoder's Amish Home, look for gifts at Heini's Cheese Chalet, and then get engrossed in the history at Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Millersburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Put in Bay to Millersburg takes 3 hours. Traveling from Put in Bay in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Millersburg, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Millersburg

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.