23 days in Ohio Itinerary

23 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio trip planner
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Cincinnati
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Toledo
— 4 nights
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Sandusky
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 5 nights
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Dover
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Cincinnati — 4 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.
Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Hawthorn Hill (in Oakwood (Montgomery County)), Balloon Rides (in Lebanon) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, explore the world behind art at Taft Museum of Art, trek along Riverwalk, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cincinnati. In September, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: The Wilds (in Cumberland), Zipline (in Rockbridge) and St. Nicholas Catholic Church (in Zanesville). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Pedal Wagon Columbus, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and look for gifts at Helen Winnemore's.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus trip planner.

Drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Columbus are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) 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. When in Toledo, make a side trip to see Providence Metropark in Grand Rapids, approximately Grand Rapids away. There's much more to do: stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, identify plant and animal life at The 577 Foundation, examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes, and learn the secrets of beer at The HandleBar Toledo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo day trip tool.

You can drive from Columbus to Toledo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Toledo are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 2 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum, relax in the rural setting at Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, then cool off at Cedar Point, and finally identify plant and animal life at Castalia Quarry Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and then experience rural life at Burnham Orchards.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sandusky online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Fellows Riverside Gardens (in Youngstown), The Upton House (in Warren) and Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm). On the 26th (Mon), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, explore the galleries of A Christmas Story House, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, and stroll around Rocky River Reservation.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Sandusky to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dover.
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Dover — 2 nights

Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, then see the interesting displays at The endings museum, then contemplate the long history of Zoar Village State Memorial, and finally browse the exhibits of J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Hillcrest Orchard, stop by Lehman's, then relax in the rural setting at Manfull Orchards Farm Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Brick Wall Sculpture.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dover day trip app.

You can drive from Cleveland to Dover in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cleveland in September since evenings lows in Dover dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 1 night

Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Southern Ohio Museum, then stop by Ghosts in the Attic, and then make a trip to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural.

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You can drive from Dover to Portsmouth in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car 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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