44 days in Ohio Itinerary

44 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio trip planner
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Toledo
— 5 nights
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Sandusky
— 4 nights
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Ashland
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 6 nights
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Cincinnati
— 6 nights
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
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Dover
— 7 nights
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Youngstown
— 5 nights
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Cleveland
— 6 nights
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Toledo — 5 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Explore Toledo's surroundings by going to Findlay (Perennial Plant Peddler & Hancock Historical Museum) and Providence Metropark (in Grand Rapids). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, stroll through Metroparks of the Toledo Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toledo Zoo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Toledo day trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Toledo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 4 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sandusky: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont), Lakeview Park (in Lorain) and Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve (in Tiffin). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Cedar Point, visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Back to the Wild.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sandusky trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ashland.
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Ashland — 2 nights

Ashland is a city in and the county seat of Ashland County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ohio Bird Sanctuary, trek along B&O Bike Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kingwood Center Gardens. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Schnormeier Gardens, then stroll through Kokosing Gap Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mohican State Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Ashland attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Ashland takes 1.5 hours. In September in Ashland, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Zipline (in Rockbridge), Logan (Cantwell Cliffs, Ash Cave, &more) and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Pedal Wagon Columbus, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Ashland to Columbus takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 6 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)), Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force) and Wake Nation Cincinnati (in Fairfield). There's lots more to do: stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at American Sign Museum, and don't miss a visit to Fountain Square.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip maker site.

Getting from Columbus to Cincinnati by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive 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 7th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Serpent Mound and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Hill State Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System, see the interesting displays at Southern Ohio Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Dover.
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Dover — 7 nights

Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dover: Lehman's (in Kidron), Manfull Orchards Farm Market (in Augusta) and Coshocton (Historic Roscoe Village & Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, contemplate the long history of Zoar Village State Memorial, find something for the whole family at Tuscora Park, and do a tasting at The Black Sheep Vineyard.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dover trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Dover in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dover are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Youngstown.
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Youngstown — 5 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Youngstown: Ashtabula (Benetka Road Covered Bridge & Western Reserve Greenway), Metzger Park (in Louisville) and Conneaut (Conneaut Township Park & Creek Road Covered Bridge). On the 17th (Mon), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, make a trip to Lynda Tuttle's Art Center, grab your bike and head to Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail, and explore the world behind art at The Butler Institute of American Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Youngstown tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Dover to Youngstown takes 1.5 hours. In October in Youngstown, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 6 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: James A. Garfield National Historic Site (in Mentor), Brandywine Falls (in Sagamore Hills) and The Holden Arboretum (in Kirtland). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, and explore the galleries of A Christmas Story House.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planner.

Getting from Youngstown to Cleveland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Youngstown in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cleveland, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly 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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