21 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Canton
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
— 4 nights
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Sandusky
— 1 night
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Toledo
— 4 nights
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Cincinnati — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dayton (The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). There's lots more to do: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Taft Museum of Art, and look for gifts at Rookwood.

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Sydney, Australia to Cincinnati is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Cincinnati reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell), Zipline (in Rockbridge) and Ash Cave (in Logan). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Helen Winnemore's, soothe aching muscles at PAI Yoga & Fitness, and wander the streets of Easton Town Center.

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You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Columbus, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canton.
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Canton — 3 nights

Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Explore Canton's surroundings by going to J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum (in Dover), Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & Don Drumm Studios & Gallery) and The Farm at Walnut Creek (in Sugarcreek). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Butler Institute of American Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Columbus to Canton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gazebo & Green, Hudson (in Hudson), F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (in Akron) and Castle Noel (in Medina). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and make a trip to A Christmas Story House.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cleveland travel route planner.

Drive from Canton to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 1 night

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, make a splash at Kalahari Waterparks, then take in the exciting artwork at Ferguson's Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Port Clinton Lighthouse.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Sandusky trip itinerary app.

Drive from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.
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Toledo — 4 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Step out of Toledo to go to Lima and see Allen County Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Wildwood Manor House, admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, stroll around Riverside Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Toledo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Toledo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Ohio travel guide

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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.
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