5 days in Benham & Elyria Itinerary

5 days in Benham & Elyria Itinerary

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Benham
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Elyria
— 3 nights
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Benham

— 1 night
Benham is a home rule-class city in Harlan County, Kentucky, in the United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kentucky Coal Mining Museum. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Kentucky Coal Mining Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Portal 31, then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Tunnel State Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Mist Moonshine.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Benham road trip site.

Detroit to Benham is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Elyria.

Things to do in Benham

Museums · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Elyria

— 3 nights
Elyria is a city in the Greater Cleveland metropolitan statistical area and the county seat of Lorain County, Ohio, United States, located at the forks of the Black River in Northeast Ohio. Change things up with these side-trips from Elyria: Cuyahoga Falls (Burning River Adventures & High Bridge Glens), Tree Frog Canopy Tours Zipline (in Glenmont) and Akron (Akron Zoo, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, identify plant and animal life at Black River Reservation, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Elyria trip planner.

You can drive from Benham to Elyria in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Elyria are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Elyria

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18: