4 days in Ohio Itinerary

4 days in Ohio Itinerary

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4 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Sandusky
— 1 day
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dayton
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
day
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden and then find something for the whole family at Cedar Point.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sandusky online sightseeing planner .

Detroit to Sandusky is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at West Side Market, then perfect your strike at Bay Lanes Bowling, and then stroll through Cleveland Metroparks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cleveland online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Sandusky to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bay Lanes Bowling
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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

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night
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Miami Valley Gaming, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dayton trip planner.

Drive from Cleveland to Dayton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In December in Dayton, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Miami Valley Gaming
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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Miami Valley Gaming ©
Miami Valley Gaming
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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