35 days in Ohio Itinerary

35 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio holiday planner
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Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Toledo
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Toledo
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 5 nights
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Cincinnati
— 5 nights
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
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Dover
— 4 nights
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Youngstown
— 4 nights
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Cleveland
— 5 nights
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Sandusky
— 5 nights
Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Exeter

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Toledo — 4 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Toledo is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes, and sample the tasty concoctions at Maumee Bay Brew Pub.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Toledo trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Toledo is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Exeter to Toledo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Toledo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 5 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: Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve), Rockside Winery and Vineyards (in Lancaster) and Logan (Rockhouse & Old Man's Cave). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Pedal Wagon Columbus, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and experience rural life at Lynd Fruit Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Columbus tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Columbus sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Balloon Rides (in Lebanon), Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & Carillon Historical Park) and Wake Nation Cincinnati (in Fairfield). There's much more to do: walk around Smale Riverfront Park, make a trip to Fountain Square, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cincinnati trip planning website.

Drive from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Serpent Mound, identify plant and animal life at Fort Hill State Memorial, and then hike along The Highlands Nature Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System, then look for gifts at Ghosts in the Attic, and then don't miss a visit to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. In September in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dover.
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Dover — 4 nights

Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Lehman's (in Kidron), Hillcrest Orchard (in Sugarcreek) and Manfull Orchards Farm Market (in Augusta). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, find something for the whole family at Tuscora Park, get a taste of life in the country at Boss Bison Ranch, and don't miss a visit to World's Largest Cuckoo Clock.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dover planning site.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Dover takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Youngstown.
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Youngstown — 4 nights

Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County. Explore Youngstown's surroundings by going to Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail (in Lisbon), Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve (in Alliance) and Conneaut (State Road Covered Bridge, Conneaut Township Park, &more). On the 27th (Tue), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens and explore the world behind art at The Butler Institute of American Art.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Youngstown sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Dover to Youngstown by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Youngstown are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cleveland: The Holden Arboretum (in Kirtland), Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm & Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens) and James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and stroll around Rocky River Reservation.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cleveland using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Youngstown to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Youngstown in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Cleveland. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 5 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont), Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve (in Tiffin) and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Cedar Point, hike along B&O Bike Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Osborn Recreation Area, and kick back and relax at Lakeview Park.

Make your Sandusky itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel 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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